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Microsoft on trial

An overview of the issues swirling around the landmark antitrust case brought against Microsoft by the Justice Department and attorneys general from 19 states, and selected stories from News.com's gavel-to-gavel coverage.

 
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Microsoft's day in court A look at the issues swirling around the landmark antitrust case that's certain to be dubbed technology's "trial of the century." CNET News.com's gavel-to-gavel coverage tracks each step of the software giant's fight to end monopoly allegations once and for all, as well as trustbusters' efforts to secure their authority over an industry that has resisted regulation.

DOJ, states vs. Microsoft
  • Microsoft foes plot class-action strategy
  • Government filing may give clues on antitrust outcome
  • Microsoft settlement talks continue
  • Justice Department considers Microsoft breakup
  • Harsh words for Microsoft "monopoly"
  • Microsoft trial key ruling expected today
  • Microsoft, DOJ await antitrust findings of fact
  • Microsoft's browser tactics revealed
  • Microsoft calls video demo a "simulation"
  • Gates: We're no Coca-Cola
  • Microsoft hedges on new tape
  • Microsoft produces new version of tape
  • Judge: Video discrepancy "very troubling"
  • Microsoft tries to explain trial glitch
  • Microsoft techies to vet video evidence
  • Microsoft trips on video evidence
  • Microsoft exec: Bundling only a benefit
  • Gates warns of government intervention
  • Gates deposition will be made public
  • Microsoft must turn over test results
  • Microsoft exec: OS competition is imminent
  • Exec: Browser tie-in meant to help consumers
  • Witness: RealNetworks bowed out of competition
  • Microsoft exec denies changing story
  • Microsoft employee: browser downloads not easy
  • Microsoft exec debunks allegations
  • Judge debates monopoly issue with witness
  • Microsoft questioned IE vs. Navigator
  • Timing critical in IE-Windows tie-in
  • Microsoft defense to run through March
  • Microsoft economist grilled at trial
  • Microsoft witness: PC makers lack Windows alternatives
  • Last DOJ witness calls Microsoft "predatory"
  • Microsoft trial: DOJ ahead at halftime
  • Microsoft economist cites threats
  • Trial shifts to Microsoft's side
  • Witness warns of "Microsoft world"
  • AOL-Netscape again at center of trial
  • Trial casts doubt on Microsoft stock
  • DOJ assault opens Microsoft trial
  • Microsoft, DOJ name witnesses
  • Microsoft told to submit evidence
  • DOJ submits new evidence
  • DOJ to add to Microsoft case
  • Gates deposition called evasive
  • Deposition day for Gates
  • DOJ probes Microsoft-Intel ties
  • Gates gives browser decision date
  • Microsoft wants case dismissed
  • Gates called to court
  • Microsoft rebuts DOJ in filing
  • Microsoft filing reveals details
  • Microsoft responds to suits
  • Apple subpoenaed in Microsoft case
  • Office dropped from antitrust case
  • Gates: Antitrust case now moot
  • Microsoft ruling may be symbolic
  • Microsoft injunction overturned
  • Gates: Suit won't disrupt business
  • Gates blasts DOJ in essay
  • DOJ wants MS documents released
  • Ballmer sure of legal win
  • Microsoft trial date: Sept. 8
  • Microsoft wants more time
  • Smoking gun in Microsoft memos?
  • Suit expected as DOJ talks end
  • Reaction split on Microsoft
  • Microsoft workers blase about case
  • Microsoft, DOJ in last-minute talks
  • Microsoft, DOJ talks collapse
  • States pressured over Win 98
  • Texas rethinks Microsoft suit
  • Win 98 not subject to injunction
  • Microsoft rounding up supporters
  •   Testimony
  • MIT economist Franklin M. Fisher
  • Intuit CEO William H. Harris
  • Princeton University professor Edward Felten
  • University of Pennsylvania professor David Farber
  • Sun VP and Java creator James A. Gosling
  • Economist Frederic Warren-Boulton
  • Government expert and Independent Software president Glenn Weadock
  • IBM director of network computing software services John Soyring
  • Microsoft CEO Bill Gates
  • Apple senior VP of software engineering Avadis Tevanian
  • AOL senior VP David M. Colburn
  • Netscape CEO James Barksdale
  • Sun vs. Microsoft

  • Judge rejects key Microsoft motion in Java dispute
  • No ruling in Java hearing
  • McNealy: Don't break up Microsoft
  • Microsoft appeals injunction
  • Microsoft to appeal Java ruling
  • Microsoft aims for Java compliance
  • Sun: MS aims to "hijack" Java
  • Java court session to be closed
  • Sun execs to testify in Java suit
  • Java suit hearing under way
  • Microsoft's war on Java detailed
  • The Java legal lock
  • Fee voids Sun's Java suit, MS says
  • DOJ: No appeal for Microsoft
  • Microsoft on Java: "Sun agreed"
  • Microsoft moves to dismiss
  • "Special master" to aid Java suit
  • Java court date pushed back
  • McNealy: DOJ on right track
  • McNealy blasts Microsoft
  • Microsoft speaks out on lawsuits
  • Sun to Microsoft: Change Win 98
  • Jousting over Java
  • Microsoft's other legal battles

  • Microsoft, Caldera may finally go to trial
  • Microsoft wins most of Bristol case
  • Far-reaching patent suit hits Microsoft
  • Judge to Microsoft: Give temps a break
  • Microsoft temps step up fight for benefits
  • Microsoft takes on "domain squatting"
  • Microsoft, Bristol look forward to trial
  • Microsoft-Bristol spat may go to trial
  • Microsoft hit with real estate suit
  • Microsoft hit with benefits lawsuit
  • Microsoft denies Bristol claim
  • Microsoft, Bristol case continues
  • Bristol suit cites Microsoft papers
  • MS motions for contempt of court
  • Microsoft does lawsuit hat trick
  • Caldera to MS: Fork over the code
  • Bristol files suit vs. Microsoft
  • Caldera wins Windows access
  • Microsoft fallout on Capitol Hill

  • Group takes on tech regulation
  • Glaser breaks the silence
  • Bork says DOJ has strong case
  • Glaser, others blast Microsoft
  • Microsoft opts out of hearing
  • Hatch wants Gates back
  • Hatch takes on Microsoft, again
  • Bill may pressure DOJ's Klein
  • DOJ, Greenspan at antitrust odds
  • Nader urges Windows probe
  • Hearing to kick off Microsoft suits
  • Clinton: Suit may hurt economy
  • Antitrust activity "unprecedented"
  • Microsoft suit not a political play
  • Transcripts

  • Ruling in favor of Sun's motion for a preliminary injunction
  • Text of DOJ's action
  • Text of state suit
  • Government sites and other organizations

  • http://www.essential.org/cpt/
  • United States Justice Department
  • New York State Attorney General
  • Software Publishers Association
  • Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)
  • Appraising Microsoft Conference

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