May 31, 2001

MS launches counter PR attack against monopoly charges

Author: JT Smith

From "Microsoft's enemies are wagging fingers once again, pointing
at the company's ambitious plans for .NET, the launch of Office XP on
Thursday, and the scheduled introduction of Windows XP on Oct. 25 as
additional examples of Microsoft's attempts to maintain its operating system

This time, however, Microsoft and its allies don't view the threats as idle ones.
Since the 1997 antitrust case began, Microsoft has dramatically expanded its
Washington presence, moving its lobbying office downtown and hiring dozens
more lobbyists and lawyers."

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