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Back to the main Microsoft on Trial page Stories from... January 1999 November 1998 October 1998 30 December 1998 Microsoft attacks Intuit exec's testimony But it hasn't actually been filed yet... 23 December 1998 DoJ says MS exec misled in his deposition Allchin's recall for further questioning is being sought 21 December 1998 OEMs toe Microsoft line PB, HP and Dell have their say in MS depositions Sun puts in the boot with Microsoft trial deposition Argues over integration SCO 'forced out of desktop market', deposition reveals Identified as OS competitor Caldera reveals OpenLinux OEM distribution problems Another Microsoft deposition corker Demob happy Court shows pointers to Microsoft Trial verdict Our Graham is surprised by Judge Jackson's AOL Netscape ruling Disney roughed up by 1,000 pound gorilla in browser negotiations Unable to link to Netscape Microsoft Trial: those depositions keep rolling in Evidence from Caldera, Disney, Sun, NCI and the usual OEMs 20 December 1998 Microsoft seeks extension for Java compliance Which means what Microsoft is shipping ain't necessarily compliant at all... 18 December 1998 Gates: How Lotus boss helped MS inside IBM Jeff 'Secret Squirrel' Papows seems to have been keen to help Bill stop the PC co switching to Netscape Microsoft denies breaking prof's software Changes in Web site were totally unrelated to failure, and it was broken all the time anyway... 17 December 1998 MS attorney retreated in face of impenetrable defence The problem seems to have been that the more he asked, the more mired he got IE uninstaller -- was it broken deliberately? DoJ expert Felten comes close to saying it was... 16 December 1998 Gates memo suggests secret deals with Lotus boss So what was it Jeff Papows didn't want people to know he was telling Bill? Gates TV: Killer apps and hit teams remembered, sort of Some good, and some very silly, stuff in the latest episode 15 December 1998 Expert's IE uninstall program 'breaks' after MS sees source A couple of code changes and the program stops working, then MS says the program doesn't work. Heard it before... MS retreats after judge slaps down attorney Abrupt termination of cross-examination suggests crisis in defence camp Gates video - Microsoft's 'hit team' to get IBM into line But Codefather III says it wasn't a big deal, really... 14 December 1998 DoJ expert shows how to split IE and Windows 98 And actually, it doesn't seem all that difficult, despite previous MS claims Lawyering for Dummies? Our Graham reckons the MS attorney qualified via a correspondence course Analysis: Selling the Web to Bill In 1995 Microsoft exec Ben Slivka seems to have set out to change company strategy - smart cookie 11 December 1998 IE -- app or OS? Microsoft case grinds to another weekend The latest might be a narrow victory for the DoJ, but it was largely adrenaline-free Is MS Java better than Sun version? Judge queries Gosling Judge Jackson might just be zeroing-in on an embarrassing Sun secret 10 December 1998 Expert and MS argue over definition of OS Ah, the old ones are the best ones... 9 December 1998 Courtroom shock: Internet Explorer bites! The DoJ's toothmarked expert takes to parable to explain componentisation Publicists spin as MS seeks AOL-Netscape papers And the kinder, gentler Gates answers three questions. Take it easy, Bill... 8 December 1998 S Carolina defection fails to shake States v MS One state withdrawing from the antitrust action doesn't look like starting a flood Microsoft 'compliant' Java tempts Sun to sue some more With the launch of an 'upgrade,' Microsoft says it complies with the injunction. Hmmm... Gates moans to press in PR spectacle (Not) The Microsoft boss' charm offensive is sinking on the reef of his own intransigence 7 December 1998 Java guru beats-off Microsoft attorney with ease Gosling's cross-examination seems to have been a whitewash for Microsoft 4 December 1998 Microsoft gets Caldera evidence excluded from trial Stephanie Reichel's MS v Caldera testimony ruled out, for now... Microsoft claims Sun-Netscape carve-up The pistol is smoking a little, but not as much as you might think DoJ expert -- how MS pricing, market share climbed The court transcripts show Warren-Boulton redeeming himself after a bad start 3 December 1998 Urinate on Java? Nope, Bill doesn't know what this means... The latest Gates video transcripts reveal a Zen-like state of hands-off management. Apparently... 2 December 1998 'Leaked' Gates email spins party line on AOL Is this a Microsoft plant, or should somebody shoot us old cynics now? DoJ expert flattened by Microsoft, largely Exit one of the US' foremost antitrust experts, pursued by bear... 1 December 1998 Microsoft tells press what to think about Java Bill only got worried because he believed Sun propaganda, apparently... Top of the page

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