1997 – Microsoft violated a July 1994 consent decree, so 3 years later, the US Justice department decides to hold Microsoft in contempt. This was the ongoing issues with Internet Explorer bundled in Windows 95. The Justice department wants Microsoft to pay $1 Million a day until Microsoft stops bundling. Microsoft says they have the right to bundle software with the operating system. This was an ongoing battle for Antitrust issues.
This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for October 20
- David Packard of HP opens the Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Atari 400/800 patent
- The first Ubuntu Linux distribution is launched