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ZDNN: MS reacts coolly to proposed auction of Windows

Mar 28, 1999, 21:24 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Cooper)

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"Microsoft Corp. reacted coolly to a report that the state attorneys general intend to ask the software giant to give up control of the Windows operating system, possibly through an auction."

"In its Sunday edition, the Seattle times said the idea for a forced auction of Windows licensing rights was one of several proposals the attorneys general will take to a negotiating session with Microsoft executives Tuesday."

"But a Microsoft executive involved in the negotiations said the states' plan was a non-starter."

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