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SiliconValley.internet.com: Sun Sues Microsoft Over Java

Mar 08, 2002, 19:45 (42 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Singer)
"Sun Microsystems Friday filed a private antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft because of the company's "monopoly position" and because Windows XP does not support Java.

The Palo Alto, Calif.-based networking giant, which filed the paperwork at the United States District Court in San Jose, California, is asking for more than $1 billion in damages and requires that Microsoft distribute Sun's current binary implementation of the Java plug-in as part of Windows XP and Internet Explorer.

Microsoft could not be reached for comment.

The suit is separate but builds on the recent antitrust proceedings brought by the United States, 19 individual states and the District of Columbia."

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