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Gates stands firm in court debut

In the witness chair, the Microsoft chairman may be making up for an infamous taped deposition. According to court watchers, in Round 2, Gates is a changed man.

    In the witness chair, the Microsoft chairman may be making up for an infamous taped deposition in which he often appeared either ill-informed or evasive during questioning. According to court watchers, in Round 2, Gates is a changed man. Said one: "This is not the Gates we saw in the earlier deposition." Putting on a new trial face
    Bill Gates lessens some of the damage done to his reputation by a poor performance in a taped deposition earlier in the software giant's antitrust trial.
    April 22, 2002

    Gates: Remedies would bar behavior
    update He's critical of remedies proposed in his company's antitrust trial. But Microsoft's chairman acknowledges that some restrictions would have prevented behavior earlier deemed illegal.
    April 23, 2002

    Bill Gates

    Remedy an industry setback, Gates says
    update The Microsoft chairman tells a crowded courtroom that a proposed antitrust remedy would fragment Windows, creating a chaos of incompatibilities and turning back the clock on the software industry.
    April 22, 2002

    States' proposal "impossible"?
    In 156 pages of written testimony, Bill Gates argues that it would be "impossible" in some cases to comply with a proposed remedy in the antitrust trial.
    April 22, 2002

    previous coverage
    Gates to take stand in antitrust trial
    update The Microsoft chairman's appearance in court will be his first in-person appearance at the trial.
    April 19, 2002