On Fri, 08 Aug 2008 19:34:45 +0200, Hadron wrote:
> Stephan Rose nospammer.com> writes:
>> On Fri, 08 Aug 2008 12:07:05 -0400, Moshe Goldfarb. wrote:
>>> On Fri, 08 Aug 2008 11:09:22 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>>> Borland fights big brain suck
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>>>>| Fierce competitors Microsoft Corp. and Borland International, Inc.
>>>>have moved | their battle from the networked desktop to the courtroom.
>>>>| | Borland last week filed suit against Microsoft, alleging that the
>>>>Redmond, | Wash., giant has been systematically recruiting Borland
>>>>developers in an | attempt to eliminate the company as a competitor.
>>>>Microsoft and Borland are | rivals in the budding Java and Internet
>>>>tools markets. |
>>>>| The suit alleges that Microsoft's Bill Gates himself sweetened the
>>>>pot. Gross | eventually accepted the offer, which included an
>>>>additional half-million | dollar bonus, last September. |
>>>>| A noticeably angry Borland CEO Del Yocam complained about the nerve
>>>>of | Microsoft. "How flagrant, driving limos up to the front of the
>>>>company. That | is what riles you," Yocam complained. Yocam said his
>>>>No. 1 goal is to get | Microsoft to stop recruiting.
>>> Someday you will learn that it is all about money Roy Schestowitz.
>>> And I suspect that you and Mark Kent would be standing in line to get
>>> into one of those limos and partake of the 1/2 million dollar bonus as
>>> Most people would and those that claim they wouldn't are either lying,
>>> already set up financially, don't have the skills needed (like you for
>>> example) or are just plain crazy.
>>> Borland is just pissed because their products are no longer top tier.
>> Wait a moment. "are no longer top tier"? When was anything Borland
>> *ever* top tier?
> Borland C++ 2.0 (c 1990) and its GUI and DOS IDE kicked the crap out of
> pretty much anything else at the time for PC development.
> Their Turbo series won awards left right and centre before Linux was
> just a stirring in Linus's pants.
Ahh, that explains things. I was a little too young at that time to be
concerned with programming IDE's. =)
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