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U.S. Government Sides with Microsoft in Antitrust Battle

So a group of pesky states (hello, California -- we know why you're here) wants to keep the consent decree covering Microsoft's nasty little habit of being a monopolist alive for five more years. Microsoft says, as you might imagine, that it's time to put the whole consent decree business to bed.

Well, Redmond now has a pretty powerful ally in trying to convince a U.S. District Court to do just that: the U.S. Department of Justice itself, star of the Microsoft lawsuit that started this whole thing.

Posted by Lee Pender on 11/13/2007 at 1:21 PM


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