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The DoJ has obviously been barking up the wrong tree as far as Microsoft is concerned. The Great Satan of software was earlier this week exposed not as a bunch of scummy, lying, conniving market manipulators but as a company showing high "standards of frankness with corporate customers and placing high value on customer suggestions and needs." This interesting and from Microsoft's point of view welcome revision of received wisdom comes from the editors of PC Week, who at Comdex awarded Microsoft the PC Week Corporate Partner Candor Award." As we understand it the field of entry for these prestigious gongs consists of PC Week corporate partners, presumably outfits in the PC industry which have some kind of connection with the mag. The Register's 'corporate partners' give us money, but what PC Week does with its corporate partners is PC Week's business, as far as we're concerned. The corporate partners ("or editorial advisory board," it says here - are they the same thing?) decide on who gets the award, and according to PC Week editor in chief Eric Lundquist, "It seems like a new Microsoft. This year, our Corporate Partners found that Microsoft is shifting gears and being more responsive -- which is a welcome change." Careful Eric - as we read that, you may be misinterpreted as meaning that up to the last year Microsoft has indeed been a bunch of scummy, lying etcs. It turns out the Candor Award is an annual event, and you might care to sit down before we tell you who won in 1997. No, we'll let you guess, it was the obvious one. ®

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