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N.C. Joining Fight Against Microsoft

Posted May 17, 1998 7:00 a.m. EDT

— North Carolina is joining the effort to shut the window on Microsoft's control of the software market. Attorney General Mike Easley wants Microsoft to offer a version of Windows 98 that would allow computer users to choose whatever internet browser they want to use with Windows.

Easley says the goal of the lawsuit is to make sure people don't loose their buying freedom.

"In the long term this could be a nightmare for consumers because once Microsoft squeezes out all the other competition, they then have the entire market and can set whatever price they want to set and give no choices to consumers," said Easley.

The lawsuits didn't stop Windows 98 from being shipped out computer makers today.