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Reuters: Justice Dept. probing Microsoft deal with Corel

Feb 14, 2001, 19:17 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tim Dobbyn)

"The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday it was investigating the competitive effects of Microsoft Corp.'s investment in Corel Corp., publisher of WordPerfect word-processing software."

"'We're looking at the competitive effects of the (Corel) transaction,' said a Justice Department spokeswoman."

"Microsoft's Office suite of programs dominates the market but Corel had developed a version of its WordPerfect Office for the Linux computer operating system, which competes with Microsoft's Windows system. After Microsoft made its investment, Corel announced plans to sell its Linux software unit."

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