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Fate of Win 98 anyone's guess

All sides of the pitched battle over Microsoft's business practices are stepping up their efforts to prevail in the court of public opinion.

As they prepare for possible Windows 98 lawsuits next week, all sides of the battle over Microsoft's business practices are stepping up their efforts in the court of public opinion.

Microsoft actions getting closer?
update Speculation mounts that regulators will take legal action against the software giant next week. Whether Redmond will reach a last-minute settlement remains unclear.

Looming suits hit Microsoft shares
Microsoft stock falls amid renewed speculation that antitrust regulators would file another lawsuit next week.

Heated Microsoft debate in letters
U.S senators and the software giant's top-level executives are trading barbs in behind-the-scenes letters on the antitrust battle.

DOJ, Microsoft take on Windows 98
update | audio After dodging the issue for months, both sides in the antitrust battle exchange briefs on whether a December ruling applies to Windows 98.

Poll: Public sides with Microsoft
Americans overwhelmingly oppose lawsuits that would block the release of Windows 98, according to a poll commissioned by the software giant.

Gates hosts Windows 98 rally
In a well-choreographed show of support, 60 partners join Microsoft in warning that delaying Windows 98 would have serious consequences.

Messages mixed on Win 98 delays
update | news analysis A number of industry watchers say that postponing the operating system's release will likely have a minimal impact on the PC sector.

Partners toe Microsoft line
update Microsoft's partners warn regulators that their much-anticipated legal action against the software giant could have serious consequences.

States, DOJ weigh lawsuits
update Federal and state regulators are considering new antitrust action against the software giant.