The Department of Justice and 19 attorneys general filed a proposal April 28 in the Microsoft antitrust case that would break up the software giant into two companies — one an operating-systems company and one an applications company centered on the Microsoft Office suite of applications (U.S. v. Microsoft, D.D.C., CA No. 98-1232 (TPJ), proposal filed 4/28/00).

U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno described the proposal in a press conference as one that “will stimulate competition, promote innovation, and give consumers new and better choices in the marketplace.”

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