Java: Ingredient in MS Antitrust Remedy

by Steve Anglin

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Several states proposed a remedy solution in the Microsoft antitrust case, which would require Microsoft to carry Java with Windows. According to ZD NET's Joe Wilcox, "AOL Time Warner, Sun Microsystems and several trade groups backed by Microsoft, such as ProComp, rallied behind the states filing the proposal. The remedy would compel Microsoft to open the source code of Internet Explorer, carry Sun's Java with Windows and sell a stripped-down version of the operating system, among other things."

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