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(Network World)   He'll always be known as the stubborn guy who saved Bill Gates a billion bucks   (networkworld.com) divider line 18
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2014-04-30 09:22:06 AM
God, I hate modern journalism. Just as a story hooks my interest, it ends with zero details provided. Why did his opinion differ from the other jurors? What were the arguments that convinced them and not him, or vice versa? What exactly was his stance?

I don't know because the person whose job it is to tell me these things can't be farked to ask a follow up question.
 
2014-04-30 10:29:54 AM
Someone's going to find a shiny new Zune™ on his doorstep when he gets home today!
 
2014-04-30 10:30:43 AM

Delta1212: God, I hate modern journalism. Just as a story hooks my interest, it ends with zero details provided. Why did his opinion differ from the other jurors? What were the arguments that convinced them and not him, or vice versa? What exactly was his stance?

I don't know because the person whose job it is to tell me these things can't be farked to ask a follow up question.


"Where Alvey, then 21, differed from the other jurors was that he did not believe Microsoft's actions harmed Novell.   "

Which I actually agree with Novell's worst enemy was Novell.  They had some good stuff going for quite a while, but were slow on the uptake with TCP/IP among other things.  NDS was great, but not as great as many people want to believe (and conversely AD is not as terrible as people think).  Source: was both MCSE and CNE at the time.
 
2014-04-30 10:46:40 AM
Costing Microsoft and costing Bill Gates are not necessarily the same.
 
2014-04-30 10:51:08 AM
A billion dollars! Bill Gates would have been devastated. It would have been almost as bad for him as that time I had to get a new water heater.
 
2014-04-30 11:19:43 AM

JohnBigBootay: A billion dollars! Bill Gates would have been devastated. It would have been almost as bad for him as that time I had to get a new water heater.


Traditional or tankless?
 
2014-04-30 11:32:42 AM

Delta1212: God, I hate modern journalism. Just as a story hooks my interest, it ends with zero details provided. Why did his opinion differ from the other jurors? What were the arguments that convinced them and not him, or vice versa? What exactly was his stance?

I don't know because the person whose job it is to tell me these things can't be farked to ask a follow up question.


You forgot to put quotes around "journalism". There wasn't anything journalistic in that article at all.
 
2014-04-30 12:02:27 PM
How many surfaces did they give him to pay him off?


well that or a Windows ME collectors edition.
 
2014-04-30 12:34:15 PM

semiotix: Someone's going to find a shiny new Zune™ on his doorstep when he gets home today!


The article didn't say he did something bad.
 
2014-04-30 01:04:46 PM
Novell blew it.

Along with WordPerfect.

Wordstar.

IBM.

DEC.

The list goes on and on...
 
2014-04-30 03:00:33 PM

Delta1212: God, I hate modern journalism. Just as a story hooks my interest, it ends with zero details provided. Why did his opinion differ from the other jurors? What were the arguments that convinced them and not him, or vice versa? What exactly was his stance?

I don't know because the person whose job it is to tell me these things can't be farked to ask a follow up question.


I utterly agree with this post ..in fact, I came here to say something similar. The entire "article" can be summed up in a single sentence. Subby's title is just about there.
 
2014-04-30 03:45:34 PM
While I, OTOH, will gladly vote against any major corporation on anything.
 
2014-04-30 05:20:17 PM

The One True TheDavid: While I, OTOH, will gladly vote against any major corporation on anything.


I was going to ask if you realized that this was one major corporation suing another, but of course you didn't.
 
2014-04-30 06:05:55 PM
"It was stressful having 11 people come down on me saying it would be my fault if we had a hung jury."

...why?  It's not like hung juries get taken out back and flogged or something.  Oh noes, don't let it be  my fault if this thing which will have absolutely no consequence for me happens!  Is there a fainting couch around here?
 
2014-04-30 06:06:51 PM

Perlin Noise: Delta1212: God, I hate modern journalism. Just as a story hooks my interest, it ends with zero details provided. Why did his opinion differ from the other jurors? What were the arguments that convinced them and not him, or vice versa? What exactly was his stance?

I don't know because the person whose job it is to tell me these things can't be farked to ask a follow up question.

I utterly agree with this post ..in fact, I came here to say something similar. The entire "article" can be summed up in a single sentence. Subby's title is just about there.


Your answer is linked in the article.
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=960&sid=18540421
 
2014-04-30 11:09:47 PM
Agree with the sentiment that Novell hurt Novell.

When Novell had the market, NT was full of bugs and really did suck.  However, the users stated "We want this" and Novell responded, "We will tell you want you want".  Microsoft was to able and willing whore and sys admins flocked to them.

Novell had the freaking market.  They have no one to blame but themselves.

Of course, now Microsoft is telling users "what they want". . .

As long as Office is the only viable enterprise solution, Microsoft will not fall.
 
2014-05-01 12:33:00 AM

"Thanks for outing that juror - now we can arrange his 'accident'!", says Kathleen Owens. "My performance bonus is gonna be frickin' sweet this year!"

 
2014-05-01 08:45:30 AM

Wake Up Sheeple: Your answer is linked in the article.
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=960&sid=18540421


Hmm, I wonder why Subby did not just link to that instead.
 
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