Microsoft Memo Reveals How it Wanted to Undermine Linux


A memo released in August 2000 by Joachim Kempin, Microsoft VP, to Microsoft executives reveals the tactics Microsoft was considering against Linux. The judge in the 9 States' lawsuit against Microsoft refuses to allow this memo to be evidence.

The 9 States, however, are still trying to change the judge's mind because the memo mentions Microsoft should "work underground" to help Intel's competitors because Intel considered manufacturing devices compatible with Linux.

He also suggested Microsoft target computer companies which install Linux "with anti-Linux actions." Previously a Red Hat executive testified that some computer companies have balked at installing Linux because they feared how Microsoft might react.
http://www.wired.com/news/antitrust/0,1551,52520,00.html
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