Thursday, June 23, 2005

The Seattle Times: Microsoft: Windows without player not big seller

The Seattle Times: Microsoft: Windows without player not big seller: "PC makers and distributors are holding back from buying the new alternative version of Windows XP that Europe's competition commissioner ordered Microsoft to offer as part of the punishment in the software maker's long antitrust battle with the European Union.
Windows XP N was released to distributors last week in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, and will be available to the public in the next few weeks. Versions in 10 additional languages will be released in July....
But computer distributors and manufacturers are so far showing little interest in the new product, which compels consumers to choose their media player and download it from the Internet. And that raises questions over the effectiveness of the media player component of the antitrust ruling."

I can't imagine this is a surprise to anyone...
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