"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
"'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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