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* [[Safely passing the Doubledisk source]] (Exhibit PX04253_A)
* [[Safely passing the Doubledisk source]] (Exhibit PX04253_A)
* [[tonyka tests DR-DOS 6.0 ]] (Exhibits PX00963 and PX00964)
* [[tonyka tests DR-DOS 6.0 ]] (Exhibits PX00963 and PX00964)
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* [[Allchin: make sure DR-DOS has problems in the future]] (Exhibit PX00978)
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/1999/05/03/more_gates_smoking_emails_support/
http://www.theregister.co.uk/1999/05/03/more_gates_smoking_emails_support/
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== Allchin: make sure DR-DOS has problems in the future .. ==
 
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>From bradsi Fri Sep 91 10:01:22 PDT
 
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To bradc; jimail; johnlu; mikemur; paulma; russs; steveb; tonya
 
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Subject: dri/novell/ibm
 
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.. drdos has problems running windows today.
 
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To: bradsi
 
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Subject: RE: dri/novell/ibm
 
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Date Fri Sep 27 18:26:52 PDT 1991
 
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You should make sure it has problems in the future :)
 
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>From bradc Fri Sep 27 18:35:22 1991
 
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Subject: FW: FYI - Windows message
 
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Date Fri Sep 27 18:36:31 PDT 1991
 
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I asked to have this forwarded to me.
 
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Two cents from richf and I;
 
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4) The PC-DOS statement is problematic if ibm calls dr dos pc dos 6 so we think
 
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we can get the message out that they don't work with windows without seeming so
 
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message - we are helping users by giving them info that windows is only tsted
 
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on ms-dos.
 
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http://edge-op.org/iowa/www.iowaconsumercase.org/011607/0000/PX00978.pdf
 
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court documents in the case of Comes v. Microsoft.
 

Revision as of 19:50, 9 February 2009


REMARK - D.M.:

"You never sent me a response on the question of what things an [application] would do that would make it run with MS-DOS and not run with DR-DOS," Bill Gates wrote in 1988. His earlier email? "I am not looking for something they cant get around. I am looking for something their current binary fails on."

http://www.theregister.co.uk/1999/05/03/more_gates_smoking_emails_support/


unplanned leaks ..

PC Week, November 26, 1990 LOAD-DATE: August 18, 1995

LEVEL 1 - 295 of 363 STORIES

Copyright 1990 Information Access Company, a Thomson Corporation Company ASAP

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November 5, 1990

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BODY: UNPLANNED LEAKS

To the Editor:


This is in response to your Oct. 22 story alleging that Microsoft released information about upcoming Microsoft MS-DOS verson 5.0 in an attempt to create fear, uncertainty and doubt regarding DRI's Digital Research Inc.'s DR DOS 5.0


The feature enhancements of MS-DOS verson 5.0 were decided and development was begun long before we heard about MS-DOS verson 5.0. There will be some similar features. With 50 Million MS-DOS users. It shouldn't be surprising that DRI has heard some of the same requests from customers that we have. There will also be significant features unique to Microsoft MS-DOS version 5.0.

As for the timing of the leaks, it was not an orchestrated Microsoft plan nor did the leaks come from Microsoft. In the past, users expressed frustration when we neither acknowledged that a new product was in development nor gave a sense of direction for the release. Thus, to serve our customers better, we decided to be more forthcoming about version 5.0.

Brad Silverberg

Vice President, Systems Software

General Manager

http://edge-op.org/iowa/www.iowaconsumercase.org/011607/2000/PX02387_A.pdf

'I am also planning to hire an independent DOS gure to do an in-depth comparative analysis of MS vs. DR DOS, with the idea of somehow making those results available to the press', Russ werner April 1989

http://edge-op.org/iowa/www.iowaconsumercase.org/011607/0000/PX00109.pdf

'Leak to press' June 1994 .. PX02119.pdf

'advanced leak' June 1994 .. PX02117.pdf

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court documents in the case of Comes v. Microsoft.

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