It wouldn't have differed much or Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer would never have seen an email from Sun CEO Scott McNealy in which he proposed to settle the company's disputes, Ballmer told today.
The two companies for years were battling each other like arch enemies. But in April 2004 the two patched up in a $1.95bn settlement, which was symbolized by McNealy and Ballmer exchange (ice) hockey jerseys at a press conference in San Francisco.
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