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.

CNET News staff
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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.