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Bill Gates' Nemesis

It was, as it happens, Pearl Harbor Day when David Boies got the news in the Justice Department's war room. Not only was the world's richest man personally...

BILL GATES: Software Strongman

If 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 man, and his...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Under Bill Gates' Skin

When he was appointed "special master" last December in the Justice Department's closely watched antitrust suit against Microsoft, Lawrence Lessig expected that...

BILL GATES' GAMBIT

Both sides tipped their hand in the ongoing battle between the unstoppable force that is Microsoft and the immovable object that is the Justice Department's...

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' GIFT TO THE WEB

Some people think of Bill Gates as a godless, misanthropic, penny-pinching monopolizer. But not me. And I'm not talking about that airplane he bought himself...

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,...

HEADLINERS: BILL GATES

BILL GATES A billionaire genius, he strove to turn the info superhighway into a virtual marketplace FOR MORE THAN A DECADE HE HAS TOWERED OVER the world of...

BILL GATES: MINE, ALL MINE

Ask Bill Gates, the founder and chairman of Microsoft, about something he wants to talk about-like a new software system or his upcoming railroad trip through...

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...

Is Bill Gates Getting Too Powerful?

Plenty of technology wizards lie awake nights anxiously wondering what Bill Gates is up to and how to grow up to be just like him. Microsoft (fiscal 1993...