US Department of Justice concerns over Longhorn

By Derek Sooman on January 26, 2005, 8:10 PM
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has its eye on Longhorn already! They are concerned about the forthcoming OS from Microsoft, and Windows XP SP2, in that these products may not comply with the antitrust case against Microsoft.

Following a ruling in 2002 Microsoft must comply by ensuring that users can use 3rd party products like internet browsers or media players. The DOJ tested XPSP2 with 3rd party software through 100s of tests ensuring the software behaved correctly. The DOJ alerted Microsoft to the fact that it may not be in compliance with the judgement and the government is assessing Microsoft's responses.

The US government is therefore seeking to work with Microsoft to make sure that no antitrust issues are violated, and that the Longhorn operating system (currently due in 2006?) will allow vendors to develop their own products that work well with the new OS.




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Eko said:
Yeah, sure.How about the FAT patents?They only care about the money. Nothing else.If you open the package, you already have to agree with the EULA. You are just a brainless sack of money, who can't decide for yourself. They know better, and make you pay for that, or prosecute even if you want to make things better.
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