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USA Today: Microsoft not out of the woods yet

Sep 08, 2001, 09:07 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Byron Acohido)

[ Thanks to George Mitchell for this link. ]

"So how will the government punish Microsoft for illegally maintaining its monopoly of PC operating systems? The answer should come more quickly now that the Justice Department has streamlined its antitrust case against the software giant. Whether the remedy comes via settlement or trial, it could arrive within months, instead of years, and will almost surely disrupt Microsoft's plans to dominate Internet commerce, industry observers say.

Because of the complexities of the case and mounting pressures over the Windows XP rollout, there was little celebrating Thursday at Microsoft's Redmond campus. Investors weren't celebrating, either: Microsoft stock fell 3% to $56.02."

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