Gates spars with lawyer over Windows 95, jurors yawn
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Gates spars with lawyer over Windows 95, jurors yawn

Gates spars with lawyer over Windows 95, jurors yawnIt should have fairly thrilling for jurors in Salt Lake Metropolis to see Invoice Gates arrive to testify in Novell’s antitrust case against Microsoft.

That was Monday. By yesterday the joys was gone, apparently changed with the belief that they’re deciding a case primarily based on occasions that occurred greater than 15 years in the past, involving variations of software program that no person makes use of anymore.

Gates, in the meantime, was again in preventing kind — or a minimum of a 56-year-old approximation of it.

That’s the impression left by this Associated Press report from the scene, as Gates confronted cross-examination from Novell’s lawyer over claims that Microsoft used the market energy of Windows 95 to make choices that broken WordPerfect, then a essential a competitor to Microsoft Phrase.

On Tuesday, Gates shot again that Phrase was “far superior” to WordPerfect, which was a “cumbersome, gradual, buggy product” that didn’t combine effectively with Windows 95. Gates mentioned his engineers warned it threatened the reliability of future Windows variations.

For hours Tuesday, Gates sparred with Novell’s trial lawyer over software program phrases as jury members yawned in boredom.

“He’s not a straightforward witness,” mentioned Novell lawyer Jeffrey Johnson.

Gates was legendary for his behavior throughout a deposition performed by David Boies through the firm’s landmark U.S. antitrust case.

The Novell case, filed in 2004, has been by an prolonged sequence of twists and turns, and was revived by an appeals court in May.

Additionally see this Bloomberg News report for extra particulars from the courtroom.

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