Windows Vista raises antitrust concers

Posted on Friday, February 10 2006 @ 13:45 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system is still quite some months away but several companies have already started talking to state and federal prosecutors in the U.S. about antitrust concerns they have with new features found in Windows Vista.
The U.S. Department of Justice and state attorneys general are gathering information on the complaints and have not decided if they have merit, according to a report filed Wednesday with the judge overseeing Microsoft's U.S. antitrust compliance.

One company has complained about Vista's "Welcome Center" feature, which greets users after they start a new PC. The feature also advertises other products, and Microsoft has haggled with PC makers, including Hewlett-Packard, over this valuable real estate.
More details at Seattle Times.

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