Bill Gates on Microsoft collaboration - Extend IE

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Date: 1998


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From:	 Bill Gates
Sent:	 Saturday, December 05, 1998 9:44 AM
To:	 Bob Muglia (Exchange); Jon DeVaan; Steven Sinofsky
Cc:	 Paul Maritz
Subject: Office rendering

One thing we have got to change is our strategy — allowing Office documents to be rendered very well by OTHER PEOPLES BROWSERS is one of the most destructive things we could do to the company.

We have to stop putting any effort into this and make sure that Office documents very well depends on PROPRIETARY IE capabilities.

Anything else is suicide for our platform. This is a case where Office has to to destroy Windows.


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Also appears in: Bill Gates: “We Should Look at Even Patenting the Things That We Do Add to Help Office” (different exhibit with overlap)

Also mentioned in:

http://boycottnovell.com/2008/12/28/irc-log-27122008/

http://boycottnovell.com/2008/12/27/ms-web-versus-gnu-linux/

http://boycottnovell.com/2008/04/07/ooxml-menace-breakdown/

http://boycottnovell.com/2008/02/05/internet-explorer-ooxml-compatibility/

http://boycottnovell.com/2007/12/10/internet-explorer-8-web-novell/

http://boycottnovell.com/2007/12/09/ooxml-internet-explorer-silverlight/

http://boycottnovell.com/2007/10/06/microsoft-novell-strategy/

http://boycottnovell.com/2007/07/19/ooxml-south-africa/

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