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Windows 98 is "an exciting upgrade," according to Microsoft Corp. Or a minor improvement on Windows 95, according to reviewers. According to the U.S. Justice Department, it "could significantly harm competition."

Justice and 20 states sued Microsoft last week, alleging it's using a Windows monopoly to foist the Internet Explorer browser onto PC users. And the company's stock fell under that cloud. Microsoft is proceeding with Windows 98's June 25 launch, and with other new products and deals.

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