Microsoft OKs 'Windows XP N' name

SEATTLE — Microsoft (MSFT) said it will use a product name that antitrust regulators insist upon, and make other changes, as it moves to supply Europe with a version of Windows stripped of its media player.
Source: USA Today

I guess Reduced Media Edition was not a very catchy name.

And please tell me: How is it that the EU can get MS to do things that our DOJ cannot? Didn't the DOJ try and get MS to take Windows Media Player out of Windows? And now years later the European Commission has done just that, made them take it out? That makes no sense to me whatsoever.

Comments (2)

I think that had something to do with the change from a Democrat leadership to a Republican one in 2000. Had Al Gore been elected I think Microsoft would be very different now.

How observant Neil. I could not agree with you more. I am just glad that the EU has put them in their place. It is about time someone did.

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