The fact that Apple Inc. Hired Microsoft Inc. to do software development for the Mac operating system, and Shortly thereafter Microsoft releases "Windows" is some evidence that it did.MSimon wrote:The fact that Apple didn't sue is some evidence that it didn't happen.Prove to me how Bill Gates DIDN'T use Apple's algorithyms etc.
I mentioned this discussion to a friend, and he reminded me of what happened to "Double stack" Microsoft was sued by double stack, and before the case went to trial, Microsoft bought a controlling interest in double stack and stopped the lawsuit.
My recollection is that Microsoft had a whole host of such events, and it appears to me they have a better legal dept. than software deveolopment
I remeber Microsoft Lawyers telling the judge in the Federal anti-trust case, that "Explorer" was an essential part of Windows, and windows wouldn't run correctly without it. They then trot out a video of a "crippled" copy of windows as proof. Experts immediately point out that the Clock on the screen contradicts what Microsoft is saying. Microsoft, embarassed, withdraws the video. Microsoft was intentionally trying to confuse the difference between their Internet "Explorer" application, and their "Explorer" Kernel. Of course experts in the industry raised an immediate hue and cry. Most people remebered that Windows 95 didn't originally have Internet explorer with it. (I have a copy that doesn't.)
Microsoft was caught at the trial attempting all sorts of lies and doublespeak, tricks, etc. The held back the Federal govt. Lawsuit for years. I wonder how long they could have held back Apple inc ?