Though to what end, I can't imagine.
I'm also struggling to work out what would be achieved in a FUDsense of grabbing Google. As far as I'm, and many others are,concerned, Google is the only search engine around. It'sbasically total monopoly stuff. I wonder what will come of it.
Then again, I'm still struggling to work out why MS was slappedwith antitrust. IANAL, I guess.
109. Jobs reserved comment during the meeting with the Microsoft representatives, but he explicitly rejected Microsoft's proposal a few weeks later. Had Apple accepted Microsoft's proposal, Microsoft would have succeeded in limiting substantially the cross-platform development of multimedia content. In addition, Apple's future success in marketing authoring tools for Windows 95 would have become dependent on Microsoft's ongoing cooperation, for those tools would have relied on the DirectX technologies under Microsoft's control.