Anniversary of Microsoft lawsuit

Rower_CPU

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I was reading the "Mac Bathroom Reader" and I came across an interesting historical fact:
On March 17, 1988, Apple filed suit against Microsoft over copyright infringement of their GUI in Windows 2.03. That was St. Patrick's Day 14 years ago.
Unfortunately, Apple was in a difficult position since Sculley had signed a deal in '85 giving Microsoft rights to use Mac-like features in Windows 1.01. After several years of suits and counter-suits the court decided in Microsoft's favor in '93, saying that either the '85 agreement was still valid for later versions of Windows, or that the technology itself was un-copyrightable.

So those of you celebrating this St. Paddy's day, raise a glass in remembrance of when MS first stuck it to Apple, leading both companies on the path to where we find them today.
 

mac15

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apple was so stupid then
as if you would lend rights to microsoft so they would make word an excel for mac its apple they could make something better
wy didn't they make their own version of word and excel
 

mac15

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maybe if they didn't lend em the rights
we would all have windows and we would have 5% of the market at the rest would have MACS

:D :D

na
:rolleyes:
 

stoid

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Originally posted by mac15
maybe if they didn't lend em the rights
we would all have windows and we would have 5% of the market at the rest would have MACS

:D :D

na
:rolleyes:

Now that's a scary thought!!! But I don't think so cause windows would still suck. We'd still be mac users, we'd just be ruling the world right now.
 

mac15

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yeah I would still get a mac
and jobs would have like a 100 billion dollars
 
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