Stories by Patrick Thibodeau

Microsoft threatened PC makers, says IBM

A top IBM executive has testified in the Microsoft antitrust case that Microsoft made threats against PC makers who were considering IBM's OS/2 operating system. Compaq, Hewlett-Packard and the IBM PC company all chose not to use OS/2 in fear of reta...

How should Microsoft be punished?

In the belief that Microsoft will either lose its antitrust case or settle, antitrust experts, industry groups and some software businesses met last week to debate possible remedies in this historic case. But what remedies? Opinions varied but most a...

Microsoft to discuss settlement with DoJ

The US DoJ and state attorneys general will meet with Microsoft next week to discuss the company's offer to settle its antitrust case. Details about the negotiations have not been released, the DoJ saying it will keep tight-lipped on the matter.

MS/DoJ: Defence loses video evidence battle

The US DoJ has stunned the courtroom in showing that beyond doubt Microsoft used multiple PCs to film a videotape segment the company had implied was a seamless segment filmed on one PC

MS/DOJ: MS witness sees no monopoly

Microsoft's first witness will testify in the antitrust trial against the software giant that Microsoft does not have a monopoly, and that consumers have benefited from lower prices and better software as a result of the company's actions.

MS/DoJ: On tape, Gates queried on IBM

The US Department of Justice has dusted off Bill Gate's videotaped testimony once again, the DoJ attempting to attack his credibility and the business practices of Microsoft

MS/DOJ: MS Betrayed Java Community Effort

James Gosling, the creator of the Java programming language and a Sun Microsystems vice president, has in court defended the Java development process as a "community" effort that Microsoft ultimately violated.

MS/DoJ: Gates ready to testify if called

If Bill Gates knew his videotaped deposition would be shown during the US Government's antitrust trial against his company, he would have done it differently. Gates said he might have smiled more and asked for a better camera

MS/DoJ: Sides grapple over Java

Week seven of the US vs. Microsoft antitrust trial, and the software giant was intent on portraying Java as the programming language that will never match its promise -- James Gosling the creator of Java was cross-examined and acknowledged there were...

MS/DoJ: DoJ's witness attacks Windows pricing

The US Government returned to a back-to-basics strategy in the Microsoft antitrust case, attacking Windows operating system pricing while reinforcing its argument that competition in the operating system market is impossible

MS/DoJ: Sides grapple with AOL-Netscape issue

Calling America Online's $US4.2 billion agreement to purchase Netscape Communications a "seismic change" in the competitive landscape, Microsoft has urged the US Government to drop its antitrust case

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