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[Even my dad phoned me to say he became aware of Micro-Intel's crimes.]

E-mails Show 'Vista Capable' Changes Aided Intel

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| Pressured by Intel Corp., Microsoft Corp. relaxed the rules for a crucial 
| Windows Vista marketing program -- a move that let the chip maker sell older 
| graphics chip sets that were incapable of meeting the original requirements, 
| internal e-mails show.   


Microsoft nobbled ‘Vista-Capable’ for Intel

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| High-ranking Microsoft and Intel executives were involved in a plan to 
| re-write the Windows Vista Capable program to save both companies - and 
| OEMs - millions of dollars, according to unsealed court documents.  


Top execs cast blame in Vista Capable 'mess'

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| After Microsoft loosened the requirements, senior vice president of HP's 
| consumer PC unit, Richard Walker fired off an e-mail to Microsoft Chief 
| Operating Officer Kevin Johnson and Jim Allchin, the co-president of 
| Microsoft's platforms and services division.   


Posted earlier 

Irate e-mails reveal HP, Microsoft strife

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| A surprise decision by Microsoft jeopardized its relationship with PC giant 
| Hewlett-Packard a year before Windows Vista's release, according to internal 
| e-mails unsealed late Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle. The messages, 
| between top Microsoft and HP executives, shed new light on the 
| behind-the-scenes turmoil that preceded the operating system's troubled 
| debut.     
| "You have demonstrated a complete lack of commitment to HP as a strategic 
| partner and cost us a lot of money in the process," wrote HP executive 
| Richard Walker in a January 2006 message to then-Microsoft Windows chief Jim 
| Allchin. "Your credibility is severely damaged in my organization."   
| [...]
| From: Jim Allchin
| Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 9:01 AM
| To: Steve Ballmer
| Cc: Kevin Johnson
| Subject: FW: Microsoft Vista Compatible Announcement
| I am beyond being upset here.
| This was totally mismanaged by Intel and Microsoft.
| What a mess.
| Now we have an upset partner, Microsoft destroyed credibility, as well as my 
| own credibility shot. 
| I was away and I get back to see this mess.
| I was told all this started with a call between you and Paul (Otellini, 
| Intel's CEO). I will have to get to the bottom of this and understand how we 
| could be so insensitive in handing the situation.  
| jim
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| From: Steve Ballmer
| Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 3:32 PM
| To: Jim Allchin
| Cc: Kevin Johnson
| Subject: RE: Microsoft Vista Compatible Announcement
| I had nothing to do with this. Will (Poole, another Windows executive) 
| handled everything. I received a message that paul was going to call. Will 
| said he would handle it. Paul called. I had not even had a chance to report 
| his issues when Will told me he had solved them. (It did not sound like he 
| had) I am not even in the detail of the issues    
| You better get will under control  thanks.

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