Microsoft verdict roundup: What does Jackson's ruling mean?

After nearly two years of legal wrangling, Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson throws the book at Microsoft

Monday afternoon US District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ruled that Microsoft violated US antitrust laws by using anti-competitive methods to maintain its monopoly and monopolising of the Web browser market. This decision sent shudders through the global economy, met with a mixed response from the industry and pundits have already begun to speculate on what fate will befall this software giant.

  • Microsoft broke the law -- Jackson rules Microsoft acted anti-competitively and illegally tied its browser to Windows, says Judge Jackson. Tue, 04 Apr 2000

  • DoJ: Great victory for consumers The US Government is guardedly giddy following Judge Jackson's conclusions, saying the Microsoft antitrust ruling 'will benefit consumers via increased competition. Tue, 04 Apr 2000

  • Microsoft vows to appeal verdict Gates remains confident that Microsoft will prevail and says that Judge Jackson's ruling won't deter his company from its quest to 'innovate' and 'improve peoples' lives. Tue, 04 Apr 2000

  • Industry reaction: Let's talk remedies That seemed to be the near universal reaction in the IT community to Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's guilty verdict in the antitrust trial against Microsoft. Tue, 04 Apr 2000

  • Analysts: Judge's decision won't hurt Microsoft shares For all the stern words and oppressive media hype, investors now know just as much about the plight of Microsoft and its stock as they did Monday morning. Tue, 04 Apr 2000

  • Analysis: The Microsoft anticlimax Judge's ruling sets groundwork for months, if not years of appeals. Tue, 04 Apr 2000

  • Tech industry remains guarded on Microsoft The landmark ruling that Microsoft violated US antitrust law on Monday drew swift support from its most vocal critics, but a familiar silence from others reluctant to comment on the powerful company's legal proceedings. Tue, 04 Apr 2000

  • It's not too late to settle Microsoft must submit a break-up plan if the case is to be settled. Tue, 04 Apr 2000

  • EU examining US ruling on Microsoft The European Commission said Tuesday it was too early to say whether it would launch a similar case in Europe to the one in the United States where a judge has found that Microsoft violated US antitrust law. Tue, 04 Apr 2000

  • UK tech stocks take a hammering Microsoft ruling hits key high-tech shares in UK following biggest-ever one-day Nasdaq decline. Tue, 04 Apr 2000

  • Microsoft unworried about European investigation US Software giant Microsoft does not expect the European Commission to find it in breach of European law concerning business monopolies, despite Tuesday's Justice Department ruling. Tue, 04 Apr 2000

  • Gates' gamble: One bluff too many? Microsoft's chairman is a sharp card player, but his willingness to run risks may have put his strategists in a hole. Wed, 05 Apr 2000

  • Microsoft judge may 'fast track' case The antitrust case may get pushed to the Supreme Court, bypassing an appellate court to speed resolution of the case. Wed, 05 Apr 2000

  • Antitrust: Sun mulls suing Microsoft Redmond rival cites Microsoft's mishandling of Java, as explained in Judge Jackson's conclusions of law. Thu, 06 Apr 2000

Microsoft - thrive, strive or dive? Microsoft, will be with us for a long time. Perhaps not for ever, but for the foreseeable future -- go with Guy Kewney for his news comment on the 'guilty' verdict at AnchorDesk UK.

Is this Microsoft's biggest blunder ever? Go with Jesse Berst to AnchorDesk UK for the news comment.

Could Microsoft be ready to make some concessions prior to a last appearance before the hanging judge? Could be. Go with Eric Lundquist to AnchorDesk UK to read the news comment.

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