posted on Jun, 23 2005 @ 01:18 AM
The European version of Windows XP that comes without the media player has failed to spark the interest of PC makers and distributors. The version
known as XP N would have consumers download thier choice of player. This version was part of the result of a EU antitrust finding by its
PARIS - In Microsoft's new operating system — Windows XP N — the "N" stands for "Not with Media Player." But it might as well stand for "No
Thanks." PC makers and distributors are holding back from buying the new alternative version of Windows XP that Europe's competition commissioner
ordered Microsoft Corp. 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.
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Its very interesting to see how easily a company can be vilified. You do not see people protesting in the streets because Exxon does not play fair in
the oil market. The bottom line is that most people could care less who or what plays thier files on thier computer. That 10-15% that really has issue
with it are also the same people who know how to install another program in its place to begin with.