PC Week: Microsoft, DOJ brace for Friday decision

“With the arrival of another Friday, all eyes are again on
Washington, where the presiding judge in Microsoft Corp.’s
antitrust case may issue his ruling in the so-called finding of
fact stage of the historic trial.”

“If a decision is en route [for Friday, 11/5], the court
will signal its intentions by 3:30 PM Eastern Time.”

” ‘The expectation is that it will be a mixed bag,’ said a
source on the Microsoft (MSFT) defense team. n an earlier interview
with ZDNet News, former government prosecutor Stephen Houck — who
has since resigned from the case — offered a similar assessment.
‘It’s a complicated case and I’d be surprised if the judge ruled
100 percent our way’…”