Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Sep 2006 21:38 UTC
Microsoft Two US software firms are asking the European Commission to take action against Microsoft's new Vista operating system, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Adobe Systems has told EU regulators that Microsoft should be banned from incorporating free competing software for reading and creating electronic documents with Vista, the paper said, quoting people familiar with the situation. Anti-virus software maker Symantec will send officials to Brussels next week to brief journalists about features of Vista that it has told EU regulators will undercut rival makers of computer security software, the paper said.
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by vtolkov on Thu 21st Sep 2006 22:52 UTC
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Imagine that some day (in another life, probably) MS creates perfectly secure OS. The same argument will apply: if will push antiviruses out of market!

The antiviruses can exist only because OS is not perfect. The same about the hated akrobat: it exists only because OS does not have standard portable document format.

So the Adobe and Semantec message is: "Do not allow MS to improve OS, we are used to parasite on it's weaknesses!"

Edited 2006-09-21 22:52

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