Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Jan 2007 22:46 UTC, submitted by jayson.knight
Windows A senior Microsoft executive says the company is concerned that uncertified third-party software loaded onto new computers by manufacturers could hurt the launch of consumer versions of its Windows Vista operating system later this month. In a discussion Tuesday night at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Microsoft official told CBC News Online, on condition of anonymity, that the world's largest software maker is frustrated by legal shackles that prevent the company from restricting what kinds of software major computer makers install on new PCs. "We can't do anything about it because it would be illegal," the executive said in reference to restrictions placed on the company following a U.S. federal anti-trust lawsuit against the company.
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what a minute...
by celt on Thu 11th Jan 2007 23:56 UTC
celt
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2005-07-06

Is anyone suggesting that Microsoft be given control as to what vendor's can and can't put on their products for sale? Isn't it bad enough that Microsoft dictates that I must have a copy of "Windows" on a new PC?

Talk about "craplets," the OS itself is infested with all kinds of "crap" that is largely useless garbage. The only difference is that they are "Microsoft craplets" - but that's somehow ok?

So you think Microsoft should be able to not only dictate that every new PC be sold with THEIR OS, but now you want to dis-allow the vendor's from having any control at all in including what else might be included with the PC?

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RE: what a minute...
by jayson.knight on Fri 12th Jan 2007 04:07 in reply to "what a minute..."
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

"Isn't it bad enough that Microsoft dictates that I must have a copy of "Windows" on a new PC?"

Microsoft doesn't dictate anything. Do what the rest of us do and immediately format your OEM machines the second you get them.

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