Time was when Microsoft inspired dread in the tech industry. With a few exceptions, most rivals and partners did their best not to get on Bill Gates' bad side.
So why did Microsoft agree to a two-tiered Vista upgrade program that its managers knew was a mistake? The trove of e-mails released in connection with a pending class action lawsuit paint a Microsoft strangely unwilling to stand up to pushy Wintel partner Intel.
Check out these juicy passages highlighted by Todd Bishop at The Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
"We are caving to Intel," wrote Microsoft's Mike Ybarra in a … Read more