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SJ Mercury/AP: Caldera, Microsoft settle suit

“In a statement, Microsoft said it would take a
3-cents-per-share charge against its quarterly earnings ended March
31, 2000.”

“Based on the number of shares the Redmond, Wash.-based company
has outstanding, that would be equivalent to about $155
million….”

Caldera asserted that, beginning in May 1990, Microsoft
either built incompatibilities into the Windows program or tried to
create a perception of incompatibilities to discourage computer
users from buying DR DOS — even while e-mails compiled as evidence
indicate Microsoft programmers found DR DOS superior.


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