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The DOJ will demand that Microsoft Corp. break itself into three separate companies as a condition of an out-of-court settlement of the government’s antitrust lawsuit, say sources close to the case. If the sources are right, the Justice department seems to have concluded that anything less than a divided Microsoft will not restore competition in the multibillion-dollar software market. Regardless of how such a complicated break-up would be handled, we doubt very much that Bill Gates will cease to be the richest man in the world any time soon. But his ability to wield power will be very much curtailed.

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