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Recent Salon stories

What is to be done about Microsoft?
Break it up? Open it up? Nationalize it? As the trial grinds on, the government smells victory and eyes remedies. Ironically, a breakup could be the best thing that ever happened to the company.
By Scott Rosenberg
(06/02/99)

Why Bill Gates still doesn't get the Net
While his new book peddles PCs as the ultimate corporate intelligence system, the industry is mutating right under his nose. A review of "Business @ the Speed of Thought."
By Scott Rosenberg
(03/30/99)

How the right helped make the federal courts safe for Microsoft
If Microsoft loses its antitrust trial, it will certainly appeal. And it's likely to find the antitrust weather more to its liking at the appellate level -- thanks to the influence of a campaign bankrolled by conservative foundations.
By Andrew Leonard
(03/17/99)

Fortress Microsoft
Redmond's scorched-earth spin strategy has turned into a public relations nightmare.
By Tony Seideman
(03/08/99)

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Microsoft vs. the Department of Justice (in chronological order)

1997-98: THE CONSENT-DECREE LAWSUIT

Microsoft to Feds: Hands off my operating system!
The Justice Department opens its assault on Microsoft, accusing it of violating a 1995 consent decree by bundling its browser with its operating system. Can antitrust law keep up with Internet software?
By Scott Rosenberg
(10/23/97)

21st briefing: Feds 1, Microsoft 0
Microsoft is ordered to stop insisting that manufacturers bundle its browser with Windows 95.
By Scott Rosenberg
(12/12/97)

Microsoft to world: Take away my browser and I'll crash your system!
Peeved at the government, Microsoft sticks out its tongue at the universe.
By Scott Rosenberg
(12/19/97)

Nothing must stop Windows 98!
Gates tells the world that what's good for Microsoft is good for the country.
By Scott Rosenberg
(05/07/98)

MAY 1998 AND BEYOND: THE BIG ANTITRUST SUIT

Mr. Gates, meet Mr. Antitrust
Three former Justice Department antitrust experts handicap the new Microsoft suit.
By Janelle Brown
(05/19/98)

The browser war goes thermonuclear
As government lawyers move on Microsoft, what's at stake for the rest of us?
By Scott Rosenberg
(05/19/98)

Who owns the desktop?
Microsoft and the DOJ battle for control of the user interface.
By Andrew Leonard
(05/19/98)

Court to Microsoft: "Integrated" means whatever you say
In the consent-decree case, the appellate court rules in favor of Microsoft.
By Scott Rosenberg
(06/25/98)

THE TRIAL

See you in court
As the Microsoft trial begins, forget the browser war and follow the money.
By Scott Rosenberg
(10/16/98)

The money's too good
Microsoft's staggering profits overshadow the courtroom fireworks of the antitrust trial's first week.
By Scott Rosenberg
(10/23/98)

Is there such a thing as a software monopoly?
Microsoft says no -- and its arguments could provoke changes in the antitrust laws.
By Mike Romano
(11/11/98)

Bill Gates and Bill Clinton -- prisoners of Lawyer World
Both leaders have been evasive on the stand. But who can blame them?
By Scott Rosenberg
(12/15/98)

Video killed the Microsoft star
When the company rolled tape in its antitrust trial, it demonstrated its own ruthlessness.
By Scott Rosenberg
(02/09/99)

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Bill Gates

Is Bill Gates a closet liberal?
The money trail of his philanthropy suggests just that.
By Andrew Leonard
(01/29/98)

All Gates, all the time
From the Web to Capitol Hill, there's no escaping Bill.
By Scott Rosenberg
(03/05/98)

Will Bill Gates get run over on the information highway?
A review of "The Road Ahead."
By Scott Rosenberg
(12/2/95)

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Microsoft software

Microsoft has your number
Will Office's new registration scheme stop software pirates or hassle users?
By Andrew Leonard
(01/27/99)

Microsoft.orgy
When Microsoft started giving away free videoconferencing software, it didn't plan on hosting a global sex party.
By Andrew Leonard
(07/21/98)

Please, Mr. Postman?
Netscape's and Microsoft's software just don't get along -- and God help anyone who tries to get them to make up and be nice.
By Andrew Leonard
(03/24/98)

They know what's best for you
Microsoft's claims about how tough it is to remove its browser are only the latest case of the computer industry's arrogant attitude toward customers.
By Scott Rosenberg
(01/16/98)

Look, ma, no seams!
The Windows 98 rollout looms.
By Scott Rosenberg
(09/04/97)

Office97 -- or Office 1984?
Move into Microsoft's suite and Big Brother Paper Clip will be watching you.
By Andrew Leonard
(05/01/97)

Tough room for the 'toons
Despite the boos and catcalls, Microsoft keeps sending its animated little helpers out into the spotlight to perform their artificial-intelligence tricks.
By Andrew Leonard
(05/01/97)

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Humor

Microsoft throws in the towel
Software giant capitulates to government, sets new course.
A Salon staff report
(04/01/98)

Air Microsoft
The sky's the limit for Bill on a buying spree.
By D.T. Max
(01/12/98)

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Working for Microsoft

Ain't gonna work on Bill G.'s farm no more
Dodging plastic air-gun projectiles in Microsoft's cubicles, a contractor decides she's had enough.
By Jennifer New
(09/25/97)

Apple's apostates
Veteran Mac software developers are working for Microsoft. Do they feel they've "gone over to the dark side"? No way.
By Jenn Shreve
(09/25/97)

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Books about Microsoft

The Microsoft defile
"The Microsoft File" is all the dirt on Microsoft that fits between covers.
By Scott Rosenberg
(09/16/98)

Instant histories of the browser wars
How can the full tale of Microsoft vs. Netscape be told while the story is still unfolding? Reviews of "Barbarians Led by Bill Gates" and "Speeding the Net."
By Scott Rosenberg
(06/04/98)

Will Bill Gates get run over on the information highway?
A review of "The Road Ahead."
By Scott Rosenberg
(12/2/95)

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Microsoft and the free software/open-source movement

Windows on the wane?
Open source and information appliances squeeze the PC from both sides.
By Scott Rosenberg
(11/19/98)

Microsoft's Halloween scare
A leaked memo outlines the company's strategy against Linux and open-source software.
By Scott Rosenberg
(11/04/98)

Free the Windows source code?
Sooner or later, Microsoft may have to think the unthinkable.
By Scott Rosenberg
(04/22/98)
PLUS
Talkin' 'bout a revolution
Free the Windows source code? Pandemonium ensues as readers talk back.
(05/27/98)

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Microsoft and the press

Fortress Microsoft
Redmond's scorched-earth spin strategy has turned into a PR nightmare.
By Tony Seideman
(03/08/99)

Microsoft's "stealth blitz"
Microsoft's PR machine's latest innovation -- pay for positive media coverage.
By Scott Rosenberg
(04/15/98)

All Gates, all the time
From the Web to Capitol Hill, there's no escaping Bill.
By Scott Rosenberg
(03/05/98)

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Miscellaneous

Microsoft on Microsoft
How does the software giant spin its own history in its reference products?
By Karlin Lillington
(12/18/98)

Windows on their world
On site at Microsoft's museum and shop: Where the Windows never cease.
By Karlin Lillington
(02/09/98)

Bill's don
Roger Needham, the boss of Microsoft's hoopla-laden U.K. research lab, talks about the Redmond-Cambridge connection.
By Karlin Lillington
(06/01/98)

Popcorn with your operating system?
Microsoft beams its vision of computing's future into your local multiplex.
By Scott Rosenberg
(04/07/98)


 

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