Thursday, November 27, 2014
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Twitter Tracks Apps Installed On Your Device, Introduces Offers
Ubisoft Apologizes For Assassin's Creed Unity Issues, Offers Free Game
Europe Wants Right-to-be Forgotten to Go Globally
Far Cry 4 Game Available For Free With Purchase of 840 EVO SSD
UK Music Industry Seeks For New Tax on CD Copying
Samsung's DeepSort Sorting Engine Prevails In Benchmarks
Sony Plans E-Paper Watch: report
HP Reports Fiscal 2014 Full-Year and Fourth Quarter Results
Active Discussions
Hi All!
cdrw trouble
CDR for car Sat Nav
DVD/DL for Optiarc 7191S at 8X
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
Made video, won't play back easily
New Features In Firefox 33
updated tests for dvd and cd burners
 Home > News > General Computing > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, September 07, 2006
Microsoft Hints at Delay of Vista in Europe

Microsoft raised the possibility on Thursday that it might delay the introduction of its new Vista Windows operating system in Europe, depending on antitrust requirements of the European Commission.

The move came after four British members of the European Parliament wrote to European Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes warning that her antitrust actions could force a delay for Vista in Europe.

Microsoft left open that possibility in a response to the letter that echoes threats it made in the United States eight years ago.

"Last spring, we made concrete proposals to the Commission to respond to their concerns about the inclusion of various new features (in Vista) and we are awaiting a response," the company said in a statement.

"Once we receive the Commission's response, we will know whether the Commission is seeking additional product design changes that would result in delay in Europe," it said.

But the Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, had a different perspective.

"It is not up to the Commission to give Microsoft a green light before Vista is put on the market, it is up to Microsoft to accept and implement its responsibilities as a near-monopolist to ensure full compliance with EU competition rules," a spokesman said.

"Microsoft only responded to our latest concerns last week," he said.

The letter and Microsoft's statement followed by one day the revelation that Henri Piffaut, slated to lead the Commission unit enforcing antitrust laws against Microsoft, has asked to work for a consultancy that has Microsoft as a client.

Piffaut was to have carried on the fight that dates to 2004, when the Commission found Microsoft had violated European antitrust law, fined it 500 million euros ($640 million) and required changes in its business practices.

When Microsoft failed to meet Commission requirements, the EU executive fined the company another 281 million euros this summer. It is still waiting for compliance.

The Commission is also talking with Microsoft about whether Vista has anti-competitive elements that must be changed.

Vista, set to replace Windows XP, has run into many delays. Microsoft this week reconfirmed its plan to make Vista available to large-volume business customers in November and for a general launch of the product in January.

Seagate Delivers Firewire 800 Solution for Mac Market        All News        Apple iMac Line Now With Intel Core 2 Duo
Music Industry Debuts New Educational Video for College, University Use This Fall     General Computing News      AMD and ATI Announce Merger Control Clearances

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft Extends Support Lifespan For Windows 7, Vista
Microsoft Ends Support for Windows Vista RTM
Vista Gets DirectX 11 Support
Windows Vista SP2 Adds Support For Blu-ray
Vista Global Usage Share is 21.16 Percent According to
Windows Vista SP2 Beta Available to Testers
Windows Vista SP2 Enters Beta, Offers Support for Blu-ray
New Service Packs for Microsoft Office, Vista
Windows Search 4.0 Preview Available For Download
Windows Vista SP1 Released to Windows Update
Amazon: Vista SP1 Arrives Today
Microsoft Cuts Vista Prices

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .