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San Jose Mercury: 'Dramatic remedy' sought on Microsoft

Nov 10, 1999, 17:28 (9 Talkback[s])


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"An emboldened Justice Department is now seeking aggressive punitive sanctions against Microsoft Corp., increasing the possibility that Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson would break up the company or force it to open up its Windows computer operating system to rivals."

"The company could be forced to divest its application software and Internet divisions, or split into smaller units competing with each other in the operating system business."

" 'We are now in a position to get a rather dramatic remedy,' said Elliot Spitzer, the attorney general of New York, the lead plaintiff of the 19 states in the case. 'And it's an overwhelming opinion now that it has to address their monopoly in operating systems,' he told the New York Times."

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