Stories by Patrick Thibodeau and Elizabeth Wasserman

  • Microsoft goes on the offensive

    Facing legal woes over its approach to Java on the East Coast as well as the West, Microsoft launched an all-out assault on the programming language's "write once, run anywhere" qualities last week - an attack the company has been waging for years. In its antitrust case, the US Department of Justice is trying to show that Microsoft's attempt to distribute a version of Java incompatible with Sun Microsystems' version arose out of its fear that Java's growing popularity would weaken Microsoft's monopoly of the operating system market.