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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allegorical
by sp29 on Wed 7th Mar 2007 15:24 UTC
sp29
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2006-01-04

I think it paid off for MS in the long run now. Interesting now one can run Windows better on a mac than with Virtual PC. So I think with more sales of Windows OS for Mac computers and Mac Office is a good thing for both companies. Even though they fight like Essah and Jacob most of the time!

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