Re: Judge Orders Microsoft to Stop Bundling Explorer and Windows

Robert S. Thau (
Fri, 12 Dec 1997 20:57:06 -0500 (EST)

Gregory Alan Bolcer writes:
> > WASHINGTON -- A federal judge ordered </inap-bin/bb?sym=msft&page=15>
> > Microsoft Corp. Thursday to stop a controversial practice of requiring
> > computer makers to distribute its Web-browsing software, Internet Explorer
> > along with its operating-system software. The judge, however, rejected a
> > Justice Department request to fine the software giant.
> I always thought the fine was the controversial part.

Not to judge from Microsoft's press releases, which *vigorously*
argued that Internet Explorer was a component of the operating
system, and not a separate product.