Be, Inc. Files Suit Against Microsoft for Violations of Antitrust Laws

Be, Inc. announced today it has filed suit against Microsoft for the destruction of Be’s business resulting from the anticompetitive business practices of Microsoft. The lawsuit alleges, among other claims, that Microsoft harmed Be through a series of illegal exclusionary and anticompetitive acts designed to maintain its monopoly in the Intel-compatible PC operating system market and created exclusive dealing arrangements with PC OEMs prohibiting the sale of PCs with multiple preinstalled operating systems. Our Take: This suit should have been initiated 3 years ago. Furthermore, notice the black mourning stripe on the Be logo at the Be web site. Dan Johnston, Be’s legal counsel, is the only person left working at Be’s new tiny office in Mountain View these days. Update: has more info found in the filing itself and a mini-statement from Microsoft’s spokesman.


  1. 2002-02-21 5:49 am
  2. 2002-02-21 12:55 pm
  3. 2002-02-21 2:31 pm
  4. 2002-02-21 3:58 pm
  5. 2002-02-21 5:05 pm
  6. 2002-02-21 6:31 pm
  7. 2002-02-22 12:40 am
  8. 2002-02-22 4:36 am
  9. 2002-02-22 1:36 pm
  10. 2002-03-18 3:09 pm