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Is Microsoft Free to Go?

Even though the Justice Department’s trustbusters decided Thursday to abandon their effort to break up Microsoft in court, drop its "bundling" investigations and...

Giving Billions Isn't Easy: Bill and Melinda Gates

Patty Stonesifer, 43, may have the best job in the world. What she does every day as chairwoman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is think about how to...

Carving Up Gates

All things considered, it must have been a crummy week to be the king of the software world. If you are Bill Gates (and come on, wouldn't you like to be?),...

Gates Gets Slammed

Bill Gates glad-handed his way through the corridors of power in Washington last week. He dropped by the White House for a new-economy conference, where...

Bill Gates: They're Trying to Change the Rules

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates talked to TIME managing editor Walter Isaacson last week about his reaction to a federal court's findings of fact in the...

Why Is Bill Gates So Keen on China?

MICHAEL ROBINSONChina's leaders tend to be obsessed with the mighty and the prosperous. But that's not the only reason Bill Gates likes to visit so much. Unlike...

Bill Gates' New Rules

BILL GATESFrom Business @ The Speed of Thought: Using a Digital Nervous System, by Bill Gates. © 1999 by William H. Gates, III. Published by Warner Books, USA...

If Gates Loses, Then What?

When federal prosecutors asked John D. Rockefeller for financial data in the suit that broke up Standard Oil, his lawyer's response was brief and to the point:...

Bill Gates: Software Strongman

DAVID GELERNTERIf we are talking creativity and ideas, Bill Gates is an American unoriginal. He is Microsoft's chief and co-founder, he is the world's richest...

The Tale of the Gates Tapes

When the Justice Department served Bill Gates with an antitrust complaint that could, in theory, lead to Microsoft's breakup, he didn't bother reading it. At a...

Gates in the Dock

You couldn't blame Microsoft's legal team for feeling a little cranky last week. Just as the lawyers prepped for opening arguments in their historic antitrust...

Demonizing Gates

Antitrust is one of the most labyrinthine fields of law, relying on nuanced readings of complex statutes and analogies to dusty cases about oil refineries and...

Gunning For Gates

In last week's issue, TIME interviewed Bill Gates about the impending antitrust case. On Friday, Washington bureau chief Michael Duffy and senior correspondent...

Exclusive Interview With Bill Gates

Late Saturday evening, after talks with the Justice Department had broken down, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates spoke by phone from Redmond, Wash., with managing...

Bill Gates Diary

MONDAY Yesterday morning I left for Washington and spent most of the five-hour United flight to Dulles catching up on my E-mail backlog and reviewing my opening...

Mr. Gates Goes To Washington

Some of the Senators on the Judiciary Committee may not have heard of the Gates Library Foundation, which helps wire libraries to the Internet. So they were...

Bill Gates Blinks

Say what you will about Bill Gates--the man knows when to swallow hard and cut a deal. At first blush, the abrupt announcement last week that Microsoft had...

BILL GATES' PIPE DREAM

After wiring the country with coaxial cable and falling heavily in debt doing so, cable-television outfits have yet to realize a world in which television,...

INTERVIEW with Bill Gates: Hard Drive

Bill Gates displayed his well-known combativeness last month when TIME questioned him about Microsoft's controversial business practices. These are excerpts from...