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 See full document
Microsoft disagrees with the government?s findings and argues that any remedy must not be punitive See full document
Microsoft calls for the "summary rejection" of the government?s breakup proposal See full document
Microsoft picks apart the government?s call for breakup, saying that the facts of the case don?t support such a "radical step" See full document
Microsoft offers some alternatives, and suggests timelines for review See full document
By CNET News.com 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.
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.