Windows XP N is the version of Windows that the EU forced Microsoft to release, which is a cut-down version of XP without the Windows Media Player. This gives manufacturers and consumers the option of installing the OS and using it with the media player of their choice. Surprisingly enough, no one seems to give a damn.
AP quoted France's Fnac department store chain as giving the system nil point, saying that it didnít see any interest at all in the product for the consumer. Other stores arenít stocking it.
PC World says that the older version was better value for customers. After all it is the same price as Windows XP and you still have to download a "Media Player" layer.