Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Plan for Vista Draws Warning to Microsoft From Europe - New York Times

I think this is ridiculous -- Microsoft improves security in Vista, inevitably disrupting existing 3rd-party security products designed for Windows XP, and the improvements are considered anti-competitive?  Maybe they should also force automobile manufacturers to offer cars without those aftermarket-dirsupting built-in security features (such as seat belts and air bags).   

The competition regulator for the European Union clashed with Microsoft again on Tuesday, this time over security upgrades in the company’s new Windows Vista operating system.

The European Commission, the European Union’s executive arm, warned Microsoft against foreclosing competition in computer security by tying new security features into its new product, which is expected to go on sale soon, saying that could harm consumers.

Source: Plan for Vista Draws Warning to Microsoft From Europe - New York Times

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