The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday accused Microsoft of using a "twisted and patently unreasonable" solution to Judge Jackson's temporary injunction requiring the software giant to stop forcing OEMs to bundle Internet Explorer with Windows 95. The DOJ says that Microsoft's attempt at forcing an "outdated, commercially worthless" version of Windows 95 on OEMs is a clear attempt to perpetrate "the very condition the court enjoined." That is, Microsoft is in effect forcing the bundling of IE with Windows 95 by only offering useless versions of Windows 95 as an alternative.
Today's DOJ filing with the courts is the last document Judge Jackson will accept before ruling whether Microsoft is in compliance with his preliminary injunction. A court hearing is now scheduled for January 13 to decide the matter, where each side will present a technical witness