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Microsoft loses big, judge says in decision


             Microsoft Loses Big -- Sources
             by Declan McCullagh (declan@wired.com)
             1:15 p.m. Apr. 3, 2000 PDT

             The judge presiding over the Microsoft trial has ruled
             against the company in a far-ranging decision that will
             reshape the computer industry, sources said.

             U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson gave a
             copy of his ruling to both sides on Monday, before he
             was scheduled to release it to the public at 5 p.m. EDT,
             and Microsoft provided details to its allies during a 3:30
             p.m. conference call.

             A Microsoft lawyer outlined the company's
             appeal strategy, telling call participants
             that its defeat included "no mysteries here
             -- it's what we all expected."

             Microsoft said it expected Congress,
             particularly the Senate Judiciary
             Committee, to "take an interest in the

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