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Microsoft concessions prompt antitrust OK

Microsoft has made further licensing concessions to would-be competitors, satisfying for now the federal judge overseeing the settlement of the giant software company’s landmark antitrust case. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly told a hearing on Thursday that Microsoft had allayed many of her concerns by making it cheaper and easier for rivals to license computer code needed to make server software work properly with its Windows operating system. “I’m pleased that at least there’s been some progress in that area because I was very, very concerned about that,” Kollar-Kotelly said after hearing presentations from Microsoft, the Justice Department and state attorneys general. Full Story

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