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Wired: Judge: ‘Gates Was Main Culprit’

“Bill Gates was directly involved in strong-arming companies
into kowtowing to Microsoft’s demands, according to US District
Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson.

Jackson’s 207-page condemnation of Microsoft released late
Friday reads like a litany of precisely the same offenses the
company’s enemies have spent years complaining about — and spent
much of the trial accusing the world’s richest antitrust defendant
of masterminding.”

“During the trial, which began in October 1998, government
attorneys took pains to personalize the lawsuit by singling out
Gates as someone who was personally involved in many dodgy
activities. … The judge seems to have agreed that Gates was a key
figure.
Gates’ name appears on 67 separate lines of the
findings of fact document.”

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