Microsoft foes to testify

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's second hearing on software competition (or lack thereof) will commence later this month and it's shaping up to be a Microsoft-bashing event that would make Ralph Nader proud. Software manufacturers claiming to be the victims of Microsoft's anti-competitive business practices will testify against the software maker at the event, which will be attended by Microsoft executives. At the first hearing, which featured an all-star cast including Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale, Dell Computer CEO Michael Dell, and Sun CEO Scott McNealy, Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah got involved in some heated debates with Gates. Hatch scheduled the second hearing because he is convinced that Microsoft is conducting illegal business practices

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