Thursday, February 03, 2005

Microsoft Windows Really Crappy Edition

Microsoft Windows Really Crappy Edition
"Now, ordered by the European Union to sell a version of Windows with Media Player removed, Microsoft proposed to name the OS 'Windows XP Reduced Media Edition,' another example of the company's tendency to give the finger to government whenever the mood strikes. (This latest insult-the-judge move is even more puzzling given that the EU didn't tell our favorite monopolist to sell the 'reduced' version at a lower price, which means that PC makers are hardly likely to opt for a version that has less software at the same price.)"
Dan Gillmor on Grassroots Journalism, Etc., publication date: 02 February 2005

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