Feeds

Intel exec laughs off MS cannibalism charge

Trial motormouth alert...

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Microsoft attorney Dan Webb yesterday engaged in the somewhat redundant exercise of trying to prove that former Intel exec and trial star witness Steve McGeady was biased against Microsoft. This is about as difficult as trying to prove the Pope's Polish, and Microsoft really should not be paying Dan wages for this kind of stuff.

Earlier in the trial McGeady contributed evidence regarding Microsoft's (pretty successful) efforts to squeeze Intel out of software, and collected unofficial approval from Andy Grove, who appeared to take the attitude that 'his testimony is nothing to do with Intel, but the boy done good.' Since then he's been doing interviews with Wired and writing books, wherein he describes Microsoft as evil. And he's also made jokes about Microsoft execs being cannibals.

Queried by Webb on these and other matters, McGeady simply responded that he'd said all sorts of things "that should probably have gotten my mouth washed out with soap." Why this has not happened to the man many times already is quite beyond us, but he added that he likes many of the people he knows at Microsoft, and was entirely unabashed.

The difficulty with McGeady will be that although he clearly does (with some reason) have a major downer on Microsoft's behaviour, he also has a great deal of useful information about that behaviour, and claims of bias probably won't be sufficient to get it all tossed out. ®

Related bias:
McGeady to Grove: goad Microsoft into provoking the DoJ

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Not appy with your Chromebook? Well now it can run Android apps
Google offers beta of tricky OS-inside-OS tech
Keep that consumer browser tat away from our software says Oracle
Big Red decides it will only support Firefox's Extended Support Releases
Greater dev access to iOS 8 will put us AT RISK from HACKERS
Knocking holes in Apple's walled garden could backfire, says securo-chap
WordPress 4.0 is here, complete with one-click upgrade process
Don't relax yet, sysadmins, there's still a chance for some big messes here
NHS grows a NoSQL backbone and rips out its Oracle Spine
Open source? In the government? Ha ha! What, wait ...?
Google extends app refund window to two hours
You now have 120 minutes to finish that game instead of 15
Intel: Hey, enterprises, drop everything and DO HADOOP
Big Data analytics projected to run on more servers than any other app
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.