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[[Category:Comes v Microsoft]]
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[[Category:Antitrust]]
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This index deals with [[Comes vs Microsoft]] court exhibits which offer a glance at the history of Microsoft abuse. For a concise summary of some of the exhibits, see "[[Petition text - overview]]".
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=== Relationship ===
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* [[The Netware Microsoft relationship]] (Exhibit PX07689)
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* [[Microsoft access to Novell’s SuperLab]] (Exhibit PX02208)
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* [[Win95 Logo program requirements and Novell]] (Exhibit PX02250)
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* [[Novell interface guidelines]] (Exhibit PX02839)
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=== Sabotage ===
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* [[Novell: Microsoft refused to fix bugs]] (Exhibit PX02350)
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* [[Novell to Microsoft: help MAPI has stopped working]] (Exhibit PX02365)
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* [[Making Microsoft MAPI not work with GroupWise]] (Exhibit PX02685)
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* [[Microsoft's Allchin: we need to slaughter Novell]] (Exhibit PX00948)
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* [[Novell: where have the header files gone]] (Exhibit PX02365)
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* [[The way to shut out Novell]] (Exhibit PX04293)
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* [[Yet more undocumented API calls]] (Exhibit PX02667)
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* [[Making Outlook not work with GroupWise]] (Exhibit PX02921)
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Some of this material is also covered (with commentary) in: http://boycottnovell.com/2007/03/19/novell-iowa-antitrust/
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Also see parts of the documents in: http://boycottnovell.com/2007/04/22/brad-silverberg-no-no/
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== the Netware Microsoft relationship .. ==
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=== DR-DOS ===
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* [[Deferred use of DR-DOS]] (Exhibit PX00033)
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* [[Comparing MS-DOS and DR-DOS]] (Exhibit PX00034_A)
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=== WordPerfect ===
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To: Jan Newman
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* [[Blasted for APIs document]] (Exhibit 1614)
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From: Bob Ross
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* [[Athena and shell extension]] (Exhibit 2383)
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Date: 8/17/93
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RE: The Novell/Microsoft Relationship with regards to the developement
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=== NDS ===
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of a NetWare Client for Windows NT ..
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* [[Microsoft claims that NDS on NT is reverse engineered]] (Exhibit PX02827)
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would not work. We found that some changes were made to the redirector
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* [[NDS lies propagated by Microsoft]] (Exhibit PX02913)
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interfaces and the structure and that significant changes were made to
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* [[NDS on NT - Microsoft's Story]] (Exhibit PX02827)
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to TDI interface. We had to discover each of the changes for our selves
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* [[Microsoft propagates lies about NDS ]] (Exhibit PX02913)
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and then call Microsoft and point out where it had changed in order to
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receive each of the pieces of information from them .. This process tool
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FCS release from this ..
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Build 473 did not arrive when promised, but rather came to us about 3
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Monday July 26, 1993 Microsoft went to manufacturing with the golden
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* [[Contain the UNIX threat - "We should make sure the Unix focus includes Linux"]] (Exhibit px03036)
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version of Windows NT .. We were told that our copy should arrive no
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Also see (2009): [http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20091124122912739 The 158 Exhibits Attached to Novell's Response to MS's Cross Motion for SJ in Antitrust Suit]
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Kempac Equipment Systems (S)
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our management has decided to defer the commitment to using DR DOS
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From: pascalm Thu Sep 22 14:42:18 1988
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Here- follow the three "differences" (between DR and MS DOS) that Aaron
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Current revision

This index deals with Comes vs Microsoft court exhibits which offer a glance at the history of Microsoft abuse. For a concise summary of some of the exhibits, see "Petition text - overview".

Contents

Relationship

Sabotage

Some of this material is also covered (with commentary) in: http://boycottnovell.com/2007/03/19/novell-iowa-antitrust/

Also see parts of the documents in: http://boycottnovell.com/2007/04/22/brad-silverberg-no-no/

DR-DOS

WordPerfect

NDS

Linux/UNIX

Also see (2009): The 158 Exhibits Attached to Novell's Response to MS's Cross Motion for SJ in Antitrust Suit

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