The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Wednesday, 21 January 2004]

Tevanian Microsoft trial testimony online

Juicy stuff… Avie Tevanian’s testimony in the Microsoft anti-trust trial can be found here.

In his testimony, Tevanian outlines how Microsoft pressured Apple to make Internet Explorer the default web browser on the Mac for a period of five years. If Apple had said no, Microsoft would have pulled the Office suite for the Mac, which would have torpedoed the platform. The testimony also details how Microsoft pressured companies like Compaq and AVID to not use Apple’s QuickTime technology, as well as how Microsoft apparently purposefully broke QuickTime playback in Internet Explorer 4. Pretty dirty ball.

Thanks to UserCreations Weblog for the link.

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