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"With the growth of the Internet, I believe it is now important that the operating system [and its extensions, the browser and the [Microsoft] Start page] be neutral not only with respect to applications, but also with respect to Internet-based content and services," says Harris.

"Because Microsoft owns the dominant operating system, Microsoft also controls the premier distribution mechanism for any software application, which is distribution with the operating system itself," Harris contends. "With this unique method of distribution, Microsoft has the unparalleled power to favor one product over another by tying competitive products to the operating system, as it has done by distributing Internet Explorer with each copy of Windows."

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