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New York Times: Microsoft and AOL Discuss Linking Products

Jun 04, 2001, 20:25 (16 Talkback[s])

This article primarily chronicles the uneasy relationship between AOL and Microsoft, but also offers some background on AOL's recently-shelved plans to create an "AOL PC" that would have run Linux: a project that involved several rounds of discussions with Eazel after AOL became concerned over Hailstorm.

In the end, reports the Times, AOL decided "competing head-to-head on the PC desktop against Microsoft was a battle that AOL could not win. Instead, they said, AOL Time Warner sees the Internet and future interactive television systems as more opportunistic fields."

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