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Microsoft's Windows 7 Sparks New Antitrust Claims

Law360 (May 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp. has reportedly come under a fresh round of antitrust fire from rivals with the release Tuesday of a trial version of its next Windows operating system.

The complaints have been lobbed by Microsoft's major Web browser competitors, including Mozilla Foundation, the Financial Times reported Thursday, and come as the software giant fights to fend off antitrust charges by the European Commission.

The company's rivals claim provisions in the new operating system, known as Windows 7, give an unfair advantage to Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser,...
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