Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Mar 2007 22:33 UTC, submitted by jayson.knight
Mac OS X Documentary evidence that Microsoft considered abandoning Office for Mac in order to cause 'a great deal of harm' to Apple has emerged. An emailed memo from Microsoft-founder Bill Gates to then Mac Business Unit chief Ben Waldman dated June 1997 talks about morale in the Mac Office development camp. At that time Microsoft's senior management were considering dumping Mac support. The email complains at poor sales of Office, which it attributes to a lack of focus on making such sales among reps at that time.
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Honestly
by Nelson on Tue 6th Mar 2007 22:54 UTC
Nelson
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2005-11-29

Who needed an article to tell them this? Additionally, I don't think it would hurt Apple that much.

Considering that there are plenty of Open Source alternatives (And some iirc even specially geared for MacOSX).

I think it would of made MS look bad more than it hurt Apple.

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