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Microsoft Knobbling the EU

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A report from the Enquirer says that Microsoft may have deliberately borked the XP registery on the Windows Media Player free version of XP it’s been ordered to ship to the EU under anti-monopoly rulings.

Microsoft is still appealing against the decision but has begun shipping Media Player-free versions of XP to the EU, as instructed…

A report in today’s Wall Street Journal suggests Microsoft has fiddled with the registry in its stripped-down Windows offerings and the result is that video clips embedded into Microsoft Word documents don’t run properly, for example.

Sneaky fuckers…

Source: EU sleuths think Microsoft sabotaged Windows

Nick Wilson is the publisher and founder of Threadwatch.org.

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