Ed Driscoll

JUDGE OKS MOST MICROSOFT PROVISIONS:

JUDGE OKS MOST MICROSOFT PROVISIONS: Here’s the AP report.

Fox’s Neal Cavuto is playing this as a major victory for Microsoft–“a slap on the wrist”, he says. More as the dust settles.

UPDATE: Computer World reports:

Legal experts were still reviewing the judge’s multi-part decision tonight, but pundits such as Robert Lande, an antitrust professor at the University of Baltimore, said he was having trouble finding any concessions made by the judge to the nonsettling states.

“This looks like an incredible victory for Microsoft,” said Lande. “I see some little tweaks here and there but basically it’s a near and complete Microsoft victory.”

“There were questions about could this be appealed,” said Tom Bittman, an analyst at Gartner Inc. in Stamford, Conn. “It certainly can be appealed to the Supreme Court. But our opinion is the Supreme Court has basically already said they