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Gates's European Woes


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GATES'S EUROPEAN WOES

While the Justice Dept. mulls whether to file antitrust charges against Microsoft Corp., European trustbusters are jumping in. At issue: Does the new Windows 95 software, which offers Microsoft's own online service, unfairly crowd out online and Internet-access competitors? The European Commission issued subpoenas to Microsoft rivals in August. Microsoft's competitors believe that EC law will be more receptive to their antitrust claims.EDITED BY OWEN ULLMANN


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