"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
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."