Voices

'The last four years have been challenging for all of us here at Microsoft and for me personally. But despite the many twists and turns of the case, I have always had faith in our company, in our employees and in the magic of the software we're creating.'

Microsoft founder Bill Gates

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'I'm pleased to say the court unanimously found that Microsoft engaged in unlawful conduct to maintain its dominant position in the computer operating systems. This is a significant victory.'

U.S. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft

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'The actions of the trial judge seriously tainted the proceedings before the District Court and called into question the integrity of the judicial process.'

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

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'Our antitrust laws should not be used to hold our most successful companies back to give the competition a chance to catch up.'

House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas)

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'Today's ruling has no direct bearing on our success. We've been competing with Microsoft for five years and winning.'

Eric Liu, vice president of corporate communications at RealNetworks

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'We are obviously pleased that the Court of Appeals recognized that Microsoft must be held accountable for its predatory conduct.'

Former U.S. Circuit Judge Robert H. Bork, who represents Microsoft' opponents

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'The court has provided a road map that will help high-tech firms stay on the right side of antitrust laws.'

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee

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'The federal government shouldn't pick winners and losers in the marketplace, especially the high-tech marketplace.'

House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill.

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