If the antitrust lawsuit that Novell filed against Microsoft comes to court, it will reopen long-forgotten battles over technologies that most of us will even have trouble remembering. One of the few to survive is WordPerfect itself, the software at the core of the claim. A new version turned up on the shelves of CompUSA a few weeks ago, although it’s many years since it earned its owner money.
So, is it sour grapes from Novell ; or is the company owed its due after some of the nastiest, and most childish tactics the software business has ever seen ? Microsoft’s reward from winning the desktop franchise has run into many tens of billions of dollars.
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