[rescue] fwd: Linux Foundation Prepares For Microsoft's Legal Action

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Sat May 19 00:29:57 CDT 2007

Fri, 18 May 2007 @ 09:03 -0400, Ethan O'Toole said:

> > I wasn't aware that they ever tried to sue ...
> > Michael
> Apple tried to sue Microsoft over the use of a "garbage can" as well, if I 
> recall. Look and feel. Perhaps that was Win95.

They successfully killed the Atari ST's operating system.

The original GEM tested on the Atari was better than the version that
was ultimately released, and better than the DOS version.

It had some advantages over Apple's OS too.

However, Apple threatened to sue Atari, and Tramiels ordered GEM
stripped bare.

It would take years before third parties put all the missing pieces back
in, by which time it was too late.

The irony is that the Atari was faster than the Mac, and would even run
Mac software faster than a Mac would.

shannon / Asus A8N5X - Opteron 170 at 2.5GHz | But you know, a little Sun Ultra 1
-------'  2GB RAM - nVidia 7900GS         | is doing all the hard work...

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