June 8, 1998. Ralph and James Love letter to
IBM CEO Louis
V. Gerstner, Jr. telling Mr. Gerstner
"IBM should consider following the Netscape example
and release the source code for OS2, and permit computer users to
modify and freely distribute copies of OS2."
June 8, 1998. Ralph and James Love
Michael Dell, asking that he "reconsider Dell's practices and to fight
for the right for your consumers to make real choices regarding the
software systems they want to run on Dell computers."
This responds to a
May 27, 1998 letter by T.R. Reid,
the Senior Manager of Corporate Public
Relations, to Ralph Nader and James Love, which responded to an
March 9, 1998
letter asking that Dell make it possible for consumers
to have a choice of buying a Dell computer with an operating system other
January 22, 1998, James Love,
Microsoft control over Internet navigation. Addresses issues
relating to Microsoft' Internet Explorer menu structures and search
engine technologies, and implications for content providers.
November 24, 1997,
"MS OS and MS Applications - How Leverage Works,"
Info-Policy-Notes. Includes discussion of Jim Allchin memo and
Microsoft licensing of updated copies of COMCTL32.DLL, the "Common
Control" file from the windows operating system.
Exchange on wealth disparties. These really don't belong on
the antitrust page, and the links will be moved when we figure
out where to put them. July 27, 1998 letter from Ralph Nader to Bill
wealth disparities, plus Bill Gate's
August 4, 1998 response.
January 7, 1999,
Bernard J. Reddy,
David S. Evans, and Albert L. Nichols
Why Does Microsoft Charge so Little for Windows?.
This is a study prepared by N.E.R.A., a consulting firm
that does for hire "expert" testimony. N.E.R.A.
Microsoft claims the copyright on this report.
A Corporate Watch Interview with Noam Chomsky -
Corporate Watch's Anna Couey and Joshua Karliner caught up with Noam
Chomsky by telephone at his home in the Boston area to ask him about
Microsoft and Bill Gates. The following is a
transcript of [their] far ranging conversation.
January/February 1998, Rachel Burstein's report in Mother Jones
Microsoft and the Business Software Alliance (BSA). Specifically,
Burstein reports that Microsoft uses evidence collected by BSA about
software piracy to bully companies into switching
to Microsoft's products, often at the expense of BSA's other members.
November 13, 1997. Adam D. Thierer's
The Department of Justice's Unjustifiable Inquisition of Microsoft,"
which was timed for release to coincide with Essential Information's
"Appraising Microsoft" conference. Adam Thierer is a fellow at the
Heritage Foundation. Microsoft has been distributing his paper very widely.
It is Microsoft's brief, so to speak.
Stan Liebowitz, who has been a consultant to Microsoft,
and who has been showcased by Microsoft's PR firms,
has written (or co-authored) a number of
are critical of DOJ's antitrust actions, Gary Reback's white papers, or
Brian Arthur's work on increasing returns. His
personal web page
has links to
three magazine articles of general interest, plus links to
five earlier papers he has written with Steve Margolis on
No, Mr. Bill! The Inside Story of the US Governments' Antitrust Case
Against Microsoft By Wendy Goldman, from Wired.