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CNNfn: They won't do Windows

Oct 28, 1999, 21:08 (6 Talkback[s])

"Major personal computer makers are quietly working on products that will not use Microsoft Corp.'s Windows, the operating system that has cemented the software maker's market power, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday..."

"The makers are taking a variety of approaches, the paper said. Gateway Inc (GTW) is building a line with no Microsoft software whatsoever, and may jointly market it with America Online, Inc (AOL), which recently invested $800 million in Gateway, people familiar with the plans were quoted as saying..."

"Microsoft is rushing to keep PC makers in its fold, working with them on MSN Web Companion, an Internet machine tied to its MSN Internet service.."

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