Microsoft’s response to the government

More than two months after the government accused the Microsoft Corp. of being a monopoly and squelching competition, the company issued its formal response yesterday, challenging the government’s findings.

The response comes less than a week after the company named Steve Ballmer as its new CEO amid rumors that the government is considering breaking the company into several pieces.

The story tops our IT News today. If you want more accounts of Microsoft’s response, here are three links to articles and links that lead to the full text of the company’s “conclusions of law” filed in U.S. District Court.

* · MSNBC, which is a partner of Microsoft, reports on Microsoft’s response and includes links to previous Microsoft stories at the bottom of the article.
* · Computer World’s article, “Microsoft: We’re not guilty,” details how the company argues that the government hasn’t proved its claims that Microsoft is a monopoly.
* · The Washington Post also has abrief story on yesterday’s announcement.
* · CNET, which had one of the first articles filed on the company’s response, also has the full text of Microsoft’s conclusions of law.
* · The New York Times allows users to download the 70-page response.

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Will the government change its plans for Microsoft? Will Microsoft be broken into three separate companies? What’s best for consumers? What’s best for Microsoft? Post a comment below or send us an e-mail .
More than two months after the government accused the Microsoft Corp. of being a monopoly and squelching competition, the company issued its formal response yesterday, challenging the government’s findings.

The response comes less than a week after the company named Steve Ballmer as its new CEO amid rumors that the government is considering breaking the company into several pieces.

The story tops our IT News today. If you want more accounts of Microsoft’s response, here are three links to articles and links that lead to the full text of the company’s “conclusions of law” filed in U.S. District Court.

* · MSNBC, which is a partner of Microsoft, reports on Microsoft’s response and includes links to previous Microsoft stories at the bottom of the article.
* · Computer World’s article, “Microsoft: We’re not guilty,” details how the company argues that the government hasn’t proved its claims that Microsoft is a monopoly.
* · The Washington Post also has abrief story on yesterday’s announcement.
* · CNET, which had one of the first articles filed on the company’s response, also has the full text of Microsoft’s conclusions of law.
* · The New York Times allows users to download the 70-page response.

Will the government change its plans for Microsoft? Will Microsoft be broken into three separate companies? What’s best for consumers? What’s best for Microsoft? Post a comment below or send us an e-mail .

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