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Microsoft's loyal defenders have sharpened their claws and issued a report slamming their old foe ProComp.

The Association of Competitive Technology (ACT) and the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) claim ProComp would "twist antitrust laws to stop Microsoft from developing integrated software".

"When you pierce ProComp's veil you find that its members, including Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and AOL, envision an Internet that enables tightly integrated online services," said ACT president and software developer Jonathan Zuck.

"Those who truly represent the industry must understand that the best way to meet the demands of the marketplace is through innovation and competition, not by using Congress and the courts to hamstring a competitor," he added.

The report, which goes on to champion Microsoft's cause in great detail while slagging off ProComp, is a tit-for-tat reaction to ProComp's own White Papers criticising the software giant.

ProComp has attacked the integration of Media Player 8 into Windows XP, as well as Microsoft's .Net plans.

The ACT/CompTIA statement can be found here. ®

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