12.29.07

Ray Noorda and Jim Allchin — Blasts from the Past

Posted in Antitrust, Bill Gates, Microsoft, NetWare, Novell at 12:40 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Jim Allchin on Novell

I feel we are much too smug in dealing with Novell. Perhaps they didn’t hurt us in DOS yet — but it’s not because of product or their trying. It’s because we already had the OEMs wrapped up.

Jim Allchin, Microsoft

Pearly Gates and Em-Ballmer
One promises you heaven and the other prepares you for the grave.

Ray Noorda, Novell

“Gates met Noorda briefly in San Francisco to discuss the merger [...] before the merger could go forward, he said Novell had to drop its plans to buy Digital Research. [...] when Noorda raised the possibility that the Justice Department might try to block a merger between the first and third biggest software companies on the planet, Gates responded, “Don’t worry, we know how to handle the federal government.” [...] Gates denied every saying such a thing

Source: BILL GATES and the Race to Control Cyberspace

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