"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
"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..."