12th June 1999 Archive
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MS on Trial When the judge wonders if you're getting anywhere, you're in trouble...
Although IBM exec Garry Norris was personally subpoenaed to appear at the trial, he received a great deal of support from IBM legally, meeting IBM lawyers two to four times a week for three weeks before his testimony. From time to time there have been hints of internal dissension at IBM, but Norris seemed to be well-schooled in …
Business 12 Jun 1999, 10:49
MS on Trial The deal isn't 'ship less OS/2,' but 'ship more Win95,' capiche?
MS attorney Pepperman tried to establish that Microsoft did not make efforts to kill OS/2, but the story that emerged was more about how Microsoft set about achieving this indirectly. There were some semantic issues examined, but nothing further emerged about any IBM executive decisions concerning OS/2. The suspicion still lurks …
Business 12 Jun 1999, 10:53
Who's playing hardball in the Samsung talks then?
Pointed remarks about copper and Alpha can only mean that negotiations over the chip's future ownership have reached the hardball phase. As reported here a few days ago Compaq is in talks with Samsung with a view to offloading the whole shebang, but a senior Alpha executive has been talking in terms that make IBM sound the more …
Business 12 Jun 1999, 13:26
But it's not being sold directly by Microsoft - yet.
Microsoft has finally got its act together and started selling the full version of Windows 98 SE from its Web site - at the somewhat less than bargain estimated price of $209. As we've been pointing out for the past couple of days, (MS dozy Webbies story) the company seems to have been trouble figuring out the Ts and Cs of this …
Business 12 Jun 1999, 13:28
And is lucky VIA being cajoled into one of those alliances Intel's so keen on?
Earlier Register stories (Intel outed on PC133) suggesting Intel is planning a volte face on support for PC133 SDRAM have been partially confirmed by a highly reliable source - company CEO Craig Barrett. In an interview with CMP mag Electronic Buyers' News Barrett concedes Intel has "contingency plans," but we think it's a wee …
Business 12 Jun 1999, 16:10
MS on Trial Bizarre wish that Gerstner pay tribute to MS technology (sic)
Microsoft attorney Pepperman was last week determined (or under orders) to exact some revenge for what Microsoft saw as IBM's lack of respect. He produced an internal IBM memorandum dated 24 July 1995, shortly before the launch of Windows 95: "A general point is their perception of IBM's non-respect for Microsoft. Gates was …
Business 12 Jun 1999, 16:17
- IT bloke publishes comprehensive maps of CALL CENTRE menu HELL
- Nine-year-old Opportunity Mars rover sets NASA distance record
- Analysis Who is the mystery sixth member of LulzSec?
- Prankster 'Superhero' takes on robot traffic warden AND WINS
- Comment Congress: It's not the Glass that's scary - It's the GOOGLE