Posted by malcolmdavis
on November 22, 2011 at 1:56 PM PST
There is a much bigger issue here. During the 90’s, MSFT actually wrote software that failed if the Windows client was hooked up to a Novell network.
Example, Excel 5 COM layer failed when the client was hooked to a Novell network, while previous versions Excel COM worked. After a direct conversation with the COM developer on Excel 5, Excel was developed that way and MSFT was not going to fix the problem. (We paid money to MSFT support for a known issue they caused and were not going to fix)
After numerous issues with MSFT anti-trust behavior demonstrated through numerous examples, I jumped ship from Microsoft based technologies in 1998 and never looked back. MSFT anti-trust behavior is why I'm doing Java development today.