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Tuesday, 23 November, 1999, 15:49 GMT
Microsoft vs US Justice Dept
The court battle between the US and Microsoft has been described as the most important anti-trust (monopoly) action in post-war American history.
BBC News Online provides full coverage of a legal battle which could change the face of the computer industry.


Monopoly blow for Microsoft
Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson issues his "findings of fact" and rules that Microsoft used its power to target competitor companies.

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Multimedia
Bill Gates: 'We're confident our integrity will be upheld'
The BBC's Richard Quest: 'This is what the government said all along'
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The full judgement
Ruling brings settlement closer
The ruling went further than many had expected but makes the prospect of a deal more likely, writes BBC News Online's Kevin Anderson.

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Analysis: Microsoft taken to task
Independent Microsoft expert Graham Lea explains what it all means.
Microsoft's monopoly: The charge sheet
Why did the US government and 19 states feel moved to take Microsoft to court - and what kind of threat did they believe it posed?

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Analysis: Graham Lea investigates
Graham Lea reported exclusively on the trial for BBC News Online. Read his reports as he watched the battle commence.
The software superpower
From humble beginnings, Microsoft has now overtaken General Motors to be the world's biggest corporation. How did it do it?

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Flashback: How the US accused IBM
Microsoft is not the first to have been accused of anti-trust activities. One of the most famous cases to date was against that other giant of computing, IBM.

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