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Microsoft case in court

Government antitrust attorneys and the software giant face Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, who is setting procedure for this high-profile case.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson has dealt the software giant a legal setback, but it remains unclear what the final outcome of the Justice Department's historic antitrust case will be. This NEWS.COM special package provides detailed analysis of the legal, financial, and technological ramifications of the case in its gavel-to-gavel coverage.

DOJ vs. Microsoft before the judge

Latest developments
•  MS: Special master must go  lead story
•  MS making up for bad behavior  news analysis
•  Microsoft apologizes, promises respect
•  Lessig email called smoking gun
•  MS wins expedited appeal request
•  DOJ: Microsoft is "unreasonable"
•  MS takes issue with special master
•  MSFT at 7-month low
•  Microsoft: DOJ waffled, judge erred  update
Fallout from the injunction
•  Dole building anti-MS coalition
•  MS tools, apps require Explorer browser
•  Judge uninstalls IE in 90 seconds
•  Uninstalling IE a matter of interpretation  news analysis
•  U.S. hires top lawyer for MS case
•  DOJ learns from previous MS scrapes  news analysis
•  Users post guides to removing IE 3
•  DOJ: Microsoft in contempt
•  More states to meet over Microsoft
•  MS to appeal, comply with ruling
Impact of decision unclear
•  Windows 98 to ship on schedule
•  PC makers unfazed by order
•  Ruling only a blip on market
•  Special master in his element  news analysis
•  Mixed reaction at Internet World
•  Barksdale: Now it's a horse race
•  Ballmer on the Redmond way  Newsmaker
Microsoft loses first round
•  Court freezes IE deals  December 11, 1997
•  MS critics praise decision  December 11, 1997
•  Gates mum on court ruling  December 12, 1997
•  Interviews and analysis  CNET Radio
Judge's words, rival responses
•  Jackson's temporary order
•  Microsoft responds to the decision
•  Netscape "gratified" by court action
The case begins in earnest
•  No clues in court hearing  December 5, 1997
•  Ballmer on American way  December 5, 1997
•  Where does judge stand?  profile
•  Microsoft disputes claims  December 5, 1997
Previous coverage
•  Microscope on Microsoft
The Justice Department has charged Microsoft with violating a 1995 consent Microscope on       Microsoft decree governing the licensing of its Internet Explorer browser and the Windows 95 operating system. In addition, national consumer groups are rallying for closer scrutiny of the Redmond empire.