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Wired: Microsoft Defiant in Defeat

Nov 09, 1999, 22:49 (13 Talkback[s])

"Microsoft, in its ongoing antitrust battle against the Justice Department, remains unwilling to compromise on its ability to innovate products, president Steve Ballmer said in an op-ed piece in Tuesday's edition of The Wall Street Journal."

"Ballmer said that losing the lawsuit would force Microsoft to ignore 'the most important recent development in computing -- the Internet' by shipping its version of the Windows operating system without its Internet Explorer browser.

The inclusion of Microsoft's Internet Explorer in the Windows package is one of the key strategies that drew the attention of the Justice Department, which said the strategy harmed rivals such as Netscape, an assertion with which the court agreed."

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