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[[Category:Comes v Microsoft]]
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[[Category:Antitrust]]
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[[Category:Microsoft]]
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[[Category:Novell]]
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[[Category:Netware]]
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[[Category:Network]]
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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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When we received the build, we recompiled our code and found that it
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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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a great deal of time. We lost almost 2 months of development time on the
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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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General Manager
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Kempac Equipment Systems (S)
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15 September 1988
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Attn Mr. Davis Yea
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our management has decided to defer the commitment to using DR DOS
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wish it would t-c. For example, we have tested version 3.2 which is
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supposed to be compatible with Novell Advanced Netware 2.0a, but it
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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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Subject: RE: Windows base and premium
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:.. if we are too rude in base then oems may either stick with win3.1/msdos or defect to os/2.
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:the way to shut out novell in the base is to either ship a full client or make it so there is no network connectivity.
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.. In particular in the area of WfW kind connectivity we will face stiff competition from NOVELL and Prob, OS/2 by then ..
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Date: Sunday, December 26, 1993 3:16 PM
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:I think I am thinking of base as more limited than anyone else. I admit it causes potential problems with our compaq deal but there is a way to handle that by creating: base + some stuff is what compaq gets but that is less then premium so they can have something funny that no one else have or they can pay less and just get base or they can pay a little more and get premium.
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:I think base has the following things:
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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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