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Microsoft and Symantec have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed two years ago over the use of Veritas code in Microsoft products, including Windows Vista.

Symantec sued Microsoft in May 2006, accusing Redmond of wrongly incorporating the Volume Manager software Symantec acquired in its purchase of Veritas the previous year. Microsoft had formerly held a contract with Veritas to license the software, which helps operating systems manage large amounts of data.

At the time, Symantec was asking for an injunction on already oft-delayed Vista operating system.

Both companies sent out a statement today saying everything back to peaches and cream between them.

"Microsoft and Symantec are pleased to have amicably resolved this dispute in a manner that reaffirms and extends our technical cooperation on volume management technologies. This agreement will produce significant benefits for our many mutual customers using mission-critical storage software technologies."

Symantec spokesman Cris Paden said the settlement prevents either company from disclosing any details or information beyond the statement. That flows with the original complaint filed in US District Court in Seattle, which didn't offer much detail on the technology dispute in the first place.

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