As background, and in order to reduce repetition, consider previous posts about the subject, notably:
- Might Steve Ballmer be Deposed for Collusion After All?
- The Return of Vista Collusions: Will Ballmer be Deposed Soon?
- Microsoft Tries to Dodge Vista Collusions Lawsuit as Ballmer Deposition Nears
- What We Can Learn About Novell from Intel-Microsoft-Dell-Hewlett-Packard Collusions
- Windows Update has Detected the Following Lawsuits are Available for Your PC
- William Poole of NComputing (Formerly Microsoft) Blamed in the Big Collusion
- More Information About Microsoft’s and Intel’s Crimes Against Customers
Well, it seems final now. Microsoft’s CEO will be deposed, having been pretty much proven an involved party in this massive collusion, which helped Intel make billions of dollars at the expense of innocent customers who followed Microsoft’s fraudulent guidance.
A federal judge ordered Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to testify in a class-action lawsuit revolving around Microsoft’s marketing prior to the launch of its Windows Vista operating system.
This is also covered here. The litigators will hopefully tape this one and the plaintiffs share this too. It’s the victim’s (public) right to be made aware of all evidence.
IDG is covering this too. It shows that not only customers are pissed off; Microsoft has severely wounded its relationship with OEMs.
Microsoft Corp. asked a federal judge yesterday to end the class-action lawsuit that has been the source of a treasure trove of embarrassing insider e-mails that have showed the company bent to pressure from Intel Corp. and infuriated longtime partner Hewlett-Packard Co.
This may explain why Hewlett-Packard has proceeded to developing its own GNU/Linux distribution. It happened more recently, after the company had dumped Novell's SUSE as it should have [1, 2]. Like many others, H-P looks ahead and sees what’s coming. Vista 7 is just another scam and claims that it is thinner than its brother Vista might return Microsoft to the same trouble they face court for at the moment. █
“People disagree with me. I just ignore them.”
–Linus Torvalds, regarding the use of C++ for the Linux kernel.