Why Microsoft Went To The Mat For Win98

It wants to clear a path for Windows NT

The first legal maneuvers in the Justice Dept.'s May 18 antitrust suit against Microsoft Corp. have just begun. But already, government investigators are looking ahead to what might be a much more crucial fight--over Windows NT, the Microsoft operating system now used to run corporate networks and destined to become Microsoft's core technology in the next few years. Windows 98 is a battle, but NT will be the war.

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