News Burst: Microsoft downplays Java defeat

Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT) said it will make a decision about its legal course in the Java case in the next couple of days, said Tom Burt, Microsoft's associate general counsel. The software giant claimed that the outcome was "not a stinging defeat for Microsoft by any means and insisted that the vast majority of people will not be affected by the ruling.

Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT) said it will make a decision about its legal course in the Java case in the next couple of days, said Tom Burt, Microsoft's associate general counsel. The software giant claimed that the outcome was "not a stinging defeat for Microsoft by any means and insisted that the vast majority of people will not be affected by the ruling. Microsoft denied that today's ruling would have any implications for the current DOJ antitrust case. "We don't anticipate any significant impact," Burt said.

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