Thursday, September 21, 2006

WSJ.com - Software Makers Complain to EU Over Microsoft's New Vista System

Um, isn't it sort of weird to have the company with a quasi-monopoly in electronic documents and a company that enjoys participating in a tight oligopoly in anti-virus software making this sort of complaint? 

Adobe Systems Inc. of San Jose, Calif., has told regulators that Microsoft should be prohibited from building free competing software for reading and creating electronic documents into the operating system, called Vista, according to people familiar with the situation.

Meanwhile, officials from antivirus-software maker Symantec Corp. plan to travel to Brussels next week to brief journalists about Vista features that the Cupertino, Calif., company has told EU regulators will undercut rival computer-security-software makers. The briefings are intended to combat a similar public-relations effort by Microsoft, said a Symantec spokesman, Cris Paden.

Source: WSJ.com - Software Makers Complain to EU Over Microsoft's New Vista System

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