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Redmond's own remedy

Microsoft counters the government proposal to split it into two companies with its own remedy solution, which it says is more "fair and reasonable."


Microsoft refuses a bitter breakup pill and counters with its own proposal for remedies in the landmark antitrust suit. In several documents filed to the court, the software giant agrees to hide its Web browser within Windows and allow PC manufacturers to alter the first screen a person sees when turning on a computer.


   Microsoft trial documents
Microsoft breaks down the details and the language of the final judgment in the antitrust case
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Microsoft disagrees with the government?s findings and argues that any remedy must not be punitive
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Microsoft calls for the "summary rejection" of the government?s breakup proposal
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Microsoft picks apart the government?s call for breakup, saying that the facts of the case don?t support such a "radical step"
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Microsoft offers some alternatives, and suggests timelines for review
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By CNET staff
May 11, 2000, 1:40 p.m. PT

Experts frown on Microsoft solutions
If the software giant shows little contrition for abusing its monopoly, experts are wondering how its recommendations for modifying its behavior can be taken seriously.

Microsoft: We will bend, but not break
update The software giant agrees to immediately accept restrictions on its business practices if a federal judge dismisses a government proposal to break the company in two.

Full text: Breakup "inappropriate"
document The software giant in one of several documents filed to the court calls government plans to break it into two companies "unprecedented and wholly inappropriate."

Stock price keeps clouds over Redmond
update Microsoft stock sinks near a 52-week low at the same time it rejects the government breakup proposal and offers its own plan to address antitrust concerns.

Microsoft likely to win delay in antitrust case
The judge in the software giant's antitrust case probably will have to give the company at least some of the time it asked for to prepare its defense.

previous coverage
Klein: Microsoft used monopoly "tricks"
update The Justice Department's top trustbuster says Microsoft's anti-competitive actions were not invented for the New Economy but instead relied on "time-tested tricks" of monopolists.

Government to judge: Break up Microsoft
update The Justice Department and several states ask a federal judge to break Microsoft into two companies to prevent it from further abusing its monopoly position in the software market.

Industry views breakup as too little, too late
news analysis Many in the high-tech industry view the proposal as ineffective at best and, at worst, an ill-conceived action that addresses obsolete issues.

The trial basics: Key questions and players
Q&A After more than 18 months in and out of the courts, it may be getting a little tough to keep track of the Microsoft antitrust trial.