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Washington Post: Rivals' Gains May Help Microsoft's Case

May 27, 1999, 09:45 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rajiv Chandrasekaran)

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"The Linux operating system was a speck on the horizon. The marriage of America Online Inc. and Netscape Communications Corp. hadn't happened. And hand-held computers that connected to the Internet were still on the drawing board."

"A lot has happened in the technology industry since the Justice Department and 19 states filed a massive antitrust suit against Microsoft Corp. a year ago. As a debate mounts about whether the new environment means stiff new competition for Microsoft, some federal lawyers and outside legal experts believe it could complicate any efforts to get aggressive sanctions against the company if the government wins."

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