Gates Expected to Testify in Novell Case

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Around thirteen years ago, Microsoft’s then CEO Bill Gates provided testimony concerning the U.S. government’s high-profile antitrust suit against Microsoft.

Now it appears that Gates (now Microsoft Chairman) will soon provide new testimony covering a different case, according to a recent report by Mashable. This time, he’ll be discussing a current suit against Microsoft by software company Novell.

While the U.S. government’s 1998 antitrust suit may be long and expired (Microsoft settled in 2001), the details on Novell’s antitrust case date back into the 1990s (concerning word program WordPefect).

It could also provide new insight into the tech giant’s practices during a period when Microsoft increasingly dominated the market.

Nonetheless, it will be interesting to follow, especially as the U.S. government continues to examine antitrust concerns regarding companies such as Google. For more information on the matter, view a report by Mashable at: http://mashable.com/2011/10/18/bill-gates-novell-court/

 

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