ZDNet: Microsoft on the chopping block?

“The U.S. government favors breaking up Microsoft Corp. to
settle the company’s landmark antitrust case, people familiar with
mediation talks taking place in Chicago said on Wednesday.”

“USA Today reported earlier on Wednesday that the government
favored a breakup… A Justice Department spokeswoman said the USA
Today report was inaccurate… Others familiar with the case
said USA Today was correct in saying the government favored
breaking up the company but incorrect in the way it characterized
how the government wants the company to be restructured.”

“People familiar with the talks in Chicago said there did not
appear to be significant disagreement now between the states and
the Justice Department in the negotiations.”