U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, who is overseeing the government’s antitrust case against Microsoft, has told both parties that settlement talks should proceed “24 hours a day, seven days a week” until a Nov. 2 deadline. If no agreement is reached by that time, the judge expects hearings to begin in March on what remedies should be enacted to prevent Microsoft from violating antitrust law in the future.