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ZDNet: Microsoft Antitrust Case Takes Linux Twist

Jul 08, 2003, 14:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Declan McCullagh)

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"The Massachusetts attorney general's office is investigating whether Microsoft tried to squash Linux in violation of the consent decree settling the company's landmark antitrust case.

"Massachusetts, the only state still pursuing antitrust charges against the software maker, said in a court filing that it 'is looking at several issues related to potential enforcement of the decree.' These include whether Microsoft has retaliated against an unspecified computer maker for promoting Linux and has signed unlawfully restrictive agreements with Internet service providers.

"The Redmond, Wash., software giant has targeted Linux, an open-source operating system, as a significant challenger to the status of its own proprietary software..."

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