company. Developers of dBase
, one of the first applications
that helped make the use of personal computers
Its founder left to start up Fox Software
, makers of FoxPro
Ashton-tate lost a copyright infringement
suit it had brought against Fox Software in 1991
purchased Ashton-Tate in late 1991.
This was almost immediately followed by Microsoft
's purchase of Fox Software. Borland's stock
lost half its value in one day.