Re: NTLK Bring back the Newton?

From: ben_d (
Date: Wed Jan 12 2000 - 15:34:03 EST

Read this and tell me there isn't still hope for the newton:

>On Wed, 12 Jan 2000, Victor Rehorst wrote:
>> On Tue, 11 Jan 2000 wrote:
>> >From what I remember of the $100 million "investment" between Apple and
>> MS, it wasn't an investment at all, but rather a settlement from a
>> long-standing lawsuit between the two (I believe over the Windows GUI
>> resembling the Mac). I can probably dig up an old news article if you
>> like...
>It was an investment; MS bought $100m in non-voting Apple stock. THey
>also agreed to keep updating MS Office for the Mac. Apple agreed to set
>up IE and Outlook Express as teh MacOS defaults. There was an additional
>undisclosed sum of money paid for patent infringement settlement. This
>was unrelated to the GUI lawsuit. These issues were realted to other
>software patents of Apple's; they have many. So technically it was an
>investment, but since it was not normal stock, and came with so many
>strings attached, it was primarily a message from MS that Apple should be
>taken seriously, and also possibly playing with the justice department
>anti-trust people to make it look like there was still competition.

Ben Doughney

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