*** Gates assails critics for 'witch hunt atmosphere'

CobraBoy! (tbyars@earthlink.net)
Mon, 17 Nov 1997 08:30:27 -0800

(file this under feeding the paranoia, or putting out a fire with gasoline)

Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates lashed out at his critics Friday,
accusing them of creating a "witch hunt atmosphere" and unfairly
tarring the computer software giant. At the annual shareholders
meeting, Gates blamed an increase in what he called "anti-Microsoft
activities" on an unprecedented, coordinated effort by its biggest
industry rivals. He referred to recent action against the company by
the Justice Department and consumer activist Ralph Nader. He also
denied Justice Department allegations that Microsoft has improperly
tied its Internet Explorer browser to the Windows 95 operating
system. See


*** Microsoft CEO touts the PC at COMDEX

Microsoft Corp. chairman and CEO Bill Gates lightheartedly addressed
the COMDEX computer show Sunday with his own "top 10" list of why he
loves his computer and threw in a few jokes about Microsoft's legal
problems. Gates was joined by basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
and a U.S. Marine as he made the first keynote address to the COMDEX
show, the industry's largest gathering, with an expected attendance
of more than 200,000. Abdul-Jabbar, who retired from the Los Angeles
Lakers in 1989, showed his Web site and described his experiences as
a new PC user. Gates helped him navigate a mouse on stage. See

Shouldn't the convention center make sure no rodents are running around
while big whigs are making presentations?



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