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Reuters: States: Microsoft Urged Linux Retaliation

May 14, 2002, 18:52 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Kaplan)

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"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Microsoft Corp. executive urged the company to quietly retaliate against supporters of the rival Linux operating system in an August 2000 memo that nine states still suing the software giant want admitted as evidence.

"The nine states seeking stiff antitrust sanctions against Microsoft late on Monday asked the judge in the case to reconsider her decision that shielded Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates from the e-mail message during his testimony last month.

"In the memo, Microsoft senior vice president Joachim Kempin complained to Gates and other senior executives that computer chip-maker Intel Corp. was encouraging computer makers to support Linux and funding development of new devices that would work with Linux.

"Kempin said Microsoft should withhold technical information from Intel and 'work underground' to promote its competitors in the computer chip industry, according to portions of the memo disclosed in the states' legal filing..."

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