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* [[Microsoft: developers are a one-night stand]] (Exhibit/transcript VolumeXXV-January52007 -- MISSING)
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[[Category:Comes v Microsoft]]
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[[Category:Antitrust]]
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[[Category:Microsoft]]
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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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== Undocumentation ==
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* [[Microsoft developers used undocumented APIs]] (Exhibit PX01614)
* [[Microsoft developers used undocumented APIs]] (Exhibit PX01614)
* [[Microsoft "undocumentation"]] (Exhibit supp_rpt_andrew_schulman, Iowa)
* [[Microsoft "undocumentation"]] (Exhibit supp_rpt_andrew_schulman, Iowa)
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* [[Undocumentated API functions found in WINDOWS.H]] (Exhibit PX05084)
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* [[Redacted undocumentated APIs]] (Exhibit PX04600)
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* [[Keep the formats closed]] (Exhibit px05035)
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== style guide biased towards MS apps .. ==
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== UI ==
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To: Don Casey
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* [[Embrace our UI innovations]] (Exhibit px03073)
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cc: Alex Morror, Frank King, AI-ESC, AI-PSC, AI-TSC, Richard Wolf
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* [[Style guide biased towards Microsoft apps]] (Exhibit PX00956)
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From: Richard Wolf
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Date 09/11/91 07:03:09 Pm
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== Interfaces ==
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This memo lists and briefly describes items in the draft Microsoft Style Guide for Windows that are biased towards Microsoft applications. Individually, none of the items are major changes. They are a collection of small arbitrary decisions without clear user benefit that taken together give Microsoft an advantage because most of their applications already conform ..
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* [[The dangers of open Interfaces]] (Exhibit PX02003)
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* [[We want OpenDOC to fail]] (Exhibit PX02026)
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* [[Most ugly garbage since COM/OLE]] (Exhibit PX02563)
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* [[Yet more undocumented API calls]] (Exhibit PX02667)
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* [[Winning API wars]] (Exhibit PX02783)
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== Negligence ==
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* [[Microsoft 'quality control']] (Exhibit PX04141)
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Second, the style guide provides little or no indication of future object oriented user interface directions that Microsoft is developing, including property sheets, direct manipulation, pop-up menus, and notebook techniques. Essentially, current and somewhat arbitrary GUI practices of Microsoft applications are being set up as detailed standards while Microsoft works on new approaches that obsolete these standards. Microsoft has privately disclosed to Lotus some elements of their intended direction.
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== Orphaned ==
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* [[Microsoft: developers are a one-night stand]] (Exhibit/transcript VolumeXXV-January52007 -- MISSING)
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http://edge-op.org/iowa/www.iowaconsumercase.org/011607/0000/PX00956.pdf
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== Recent Stories ==
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/08/17/bill-gates-vs-open-file-formats/ How Bill Gates Denied Access to Office File Format Documentation to Stifle Competition]
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court documents in the case of Comes v. Microsoft.
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* http://boycottnovell.com/2008/09/27/judge-finds-microsoft-undocumentation-unimpressive/
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* http://boycottnovell.com/2008/03/25/dynamic-ms-standards/
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* http://boycottnovell.com/2008/03/11/interoperability-promise-a-scam/
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* http://boycottnovell.com/2008/02/22/novell-vista-sp1-compatibility/
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/06/25/ms-definition-of-embrace-and-extend/ Microsoft on “Embrace and Extend”, the “Windows API Franchise”]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/06/26/eee-versus-cross-platform/ Nathan Myhrvold/Bill Gates Use “Embrace and Extend” Against “Making it Easy for People to Do Competitive Operating Systems”]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/09/14/ms-admits-draining-to-destroy-borland/ Comes Antitrust: How Microsoft Schemed to Destroy Borland (Like It Did Yahoo!)]

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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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Undocumentation

UI

Interfaces

Negligence

Orphaned

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