Bill Gates: They're Trying to Change the Rules

Gates insists on the right to determine what goes into Windows, but he seems open to compromise on other issues

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates talked to TIME managing editor Walter Isaacson last week about his reaction to a federal court's findings of fact in the government's antitrust case against his company.

TIME: You ready to settle?

Gates: We'd love to resolve this thing, and we're going to be pragmatic about it. But at the heart of this case is a principle that's pretty important: our right to add features to Windows. We have been taking things that people demand, whether it be adding a graphical interface or support for networking, and building it into the operating system. Doing that has...

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