NPR's Larry Abramson reports that the Justice Department and most of the 19 states suing Microsoft file court documents today seeking a breakup of the company. The plan, presented to U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, asks the court to split Microsoft in to two companies, one based on the Windows operating system, the other built around the company's office and other applications. A breakup, if it happens, could still be years away, though, because the company plans to appeal the initial ruling against it.



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