Microsoft trial: Bill Gates testifies as a witness
Next Monday, Bill Gates will testify personally in an American federal court as a witness in the context of the antitrust proceedings against Microsoft. Microsoft spokesman Jim Desler informed the online service Cnet that Gates was very happy to have the chance to appear as a witness himself.
Bill Gates, like other witnesses, will give his testimony to the court in writing before prosecutors cross-examine him. Other Microsoft witnesses have already emphasized to the court how important Windows is in its current form - an operating system with an integrated web browser, media player and various accessories. According to the assessments of process observers, he will make a similar statement and probably add that a change to the current situation would shake the software industry and bring customers at a disadvantage. Experts doubt the accuracy of having Bill Gates appear directly as a witness in court. In a video statement in the main process, he repeatedly evaded questions, and in some cases he could “not remember”. This could repeat itself now and put Gates in distress, since he is also confronted with emails that contradict a few of his previous statements.