"Microsoft has agreed to immediately make available the most up-to-date, fully functional version of Windows 95 without forcing computer manufacturers to takes its browser as well," said Joel Klein, the trust-busting assistant attorney general. "This will increase consumer choice and will also send precisely the right message to the market."
Beyond that, details of the settlement are sketchy. But it does seem Bill Gates has come to his senses — and realized how close his company came to being found in contempt by an unsympathetic Jackson.
Gates may have retreated from this battle, but he hasn't surrendered in the war: Coming next, on April 21, is Microsoft's appeal against the judge's unbundling order.