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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RE[2]: Earth to Apple Fans...
by NeoX on Wed 7th Mar 2007 00:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Earth to Apple Fans..."
NeoX
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I totally agree, that 90% compatibility is meaningless in the enterprise. We could not use Open Office in several of the clients that I have dealt with because of needing 100% compatibility with Excel for dynamic data driven reports.

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