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Comes vs Microsoft

Category:Comes v Microsoft Category:Antitrust Category:Microsoft


The class-action lawsuit initially sought more than $330 million and alleged that Microsoft engaging in monopolistic and anti-competitive conduct which caused customers to pay far more for software than they would have if there had been competition. The case was settle out of court for undisclosed terms.

This resource was made available thanks to many lawyers and researchers in the Comes vs. Microsoft case.

Other Resources

  • Petition text - overview :: this is a complete copy of the Comes vs Microsoft petition with hyperlinks pointing to topics that are touched on.
  • Use of exhibits :: this is a court document -- as PDF -- regarding the use of the material contained and shared in the case.
  • Full repository mirror :: this is a complete archive of the exhibits. It mirrors precisely the Web site, which was pulled shortly after a settlement in the case had been reached.
  • Background information :: this is a post published a few months after the settlement.
  • History of the Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)

  • Listed below are topic pages where exhibits are gathered and organised. The exhibits chosen are only few among 9,000 or so. We choose to highlight exhibits of greater relevance and more interest to us.


  • Lotus Exhibits
  • DRI
  • Netware/Novell
  • Office Suites
  • QuickTime
  • NetPC

  • Companies


  • RealNetworks
  • Netscape
  • Micrografx
  • BeOS
  • Borland
  • Corel

  • Hardware

  • Hardware/OEM
  • Dell
  • Compaq
  • Intel
  • Acer
  • Gateway

  • Hybrid (Software and/or Hardware)

  • IBM
  • Sun
  • Apple
  • GO Corporation

  • Operating Systems

  • Windows
  • GNU/Linux
  • DOS

  • Strategy and Deals

  • Strategy
  • Internet Service Providers
  • EDGI
  • Microsoft ELMS

  • People

  • Bill Gates
  • Steve Ballmer

  • Assorted

  • Transcripts
  • Development
  • DRM
  • AARD
  • AstroTurfing

  • Others

  • Requires sorting
  • Items that require exploring
  • DoJ vs Microsoft
  • List of Microsoft Staff Aliases

  • External Links and External Resources

  • More here :: mostly merged with the Wiki. This is where many of the exhibits used to be based, but the pages were static and poorly organised, so they were imported to the Wiki
  • Microsoft on Free and Open Source Software :: another external resource where snippets of Comes vs Microsoft exhibits got accumulated
  • Groklaw's introduction to the trial. {{cite web|url=|title=Comes v. MS Antitrust Trial Begins in Iowa|publisher=wikipedia:Groklaw|Groklaw|date=December 05 2006}}
  • Press release of the plantiff's counsel fallowing settlement. {{cite web|url=|title=$180 Million Microsoft Iowa Antitrust Settlement Results in Cash Benefits to Consumers|date=August 14, 2007|publisher=Zelle Hofmann Voebel & Mason LLP}}

  • References