US Officially Asks for Microsoft Breakup

In a 17-page proposal filed today in federal court, the U.S. government officially asked that Microsoft be broken up into two separate companies. The goal would be to separate Microsoft's Windows operating system from its
other software applications such as its popular office suite, Microsoft Office. Microsoft called the proposal "extreme," and has vowed to fight. A breakup could be postponed due to legal appeals for months or even years.

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