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ZD Net: Focus rests on AOL-Netscape

“The judge overseeing the landmark antitrust case against
Microsoft Corp. here Wednesday refocused attention on America
Online Inc.’s $4.2 billion acquisition of Netscape Communications
Corp. — but not necessarily as Microsoft had hoped.”

“We have no flight of fancy that we can dent in any way, shape
or form what is a [Microsoft] monopoly in the operating system
business.”

“Netscape has served as the government’s prime example of the
effects of Microsoft’s (Nasdaq:MSFT) alleged predatory acts in the
market place.”

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