Justice Dept. Won't Break Up Microsoft

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WASHINGTON — Reversing a Clinton-era legal strategy, the Bush administration announced Thursday it will no longer seek the breakup of Microsoft and wants to end the historic antitrust case against the software maker as quickly as possible.

The Justice Department, however, indicated it will seek penalties first suggested by a judge earlier in the case that could affect or delay the company’s soon-to-be-released Windows XP operating system.

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