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Gates: ’94 decision not intended to harm Novell

Gates: ’94 decision not intended to harm Novell

By Tom HarveY
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Nov 21, 2011 10:09AM MDT

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates told a federal jury in Salt Lake City on Monday that he had no intention of harming Novell’s development of the word processing program WordPerfect when he made a decision in 1994 about the Windows 95 computer operating system.
Novell is claiming that its ill-fated 1994 purchase of WordPerfect and the spreadsheet Quattro Pro were undermined when Gates decided to withdraw support for a software code feature that the company had previously enthusiastically promoted fo...

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