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Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson followed up the early April 2000 release of his damning Conclusions of Law in U.S. v. Microsoft by moving the case forward at a torrid pace.

First, the Judge astonished Microsoft and onlookers by holding a short, one-day remedy hearing in late May rather than a protracted, multi-week hearing. Then, on June 7, he issued his final judgment, in which he ordered that Microsoft be split into two separate companies and be held to strict business conduct restrictions for several years.

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