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Ghost Story: Fear of Microsoft Fades

Oct 30, 2008, 16:06 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Steinert-Threlkeld)

"It's not surprising, really. Microsoft is not known, even yet, for pulling off memorable videos, no matter how much it spends. Jerry Seinfeld, the $10 million pitchman, was given two weeks, then retired.

"In fact, it's exactly 10 years ago this week, that a live audience of Microsoft watchers was trying to crowd into Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's court room in Washington, D.C., so grab a glimpse of Chairman Bill Gates' video deposition on whether Microsoft had used the monopoly power of its operating system to drive Netscape and its Navigator browser out of business. Here's an excerpt of that testimony, called non-responsive by the judge, and whose action came mainly from Gates' tendency to rock back-and-forth in his chair."

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