If you can't bear the thought of waiting any longer for a copy, don't worry. Contrary to previous reports, Klein is not planning to keep the new Windows OS off the shelves altogther. At most, say sources close to the case, he will ask a federal court in Washington to order that Internet Explorer be extracted -- which, after this January's unbundling debacle, would not be entirely unexpected. What should worry Bill Gates is that Klein appears to have got hold of a juicy Microsoft memo with such impolitic quotes as: "We should have absolutely dominant browser share in the corporate space." Did somebody say monopoly?
As if Microsoft could be in any more trouble, the Wall Street Journal reports Monday that Justice Department trustbuster Joel Klein is mulling over yet another antitrust suit against the Redmond firm. Not only has Klein got the evidence, but he's considering a move before May 15 -- the all-important launch date for Windows 98.