EU-crippled XP not a hit

Gee, you mean that forcing a company to release a crippled product isn’t going to be a big seller?

PC makers and distributors are holding back from buying the new alternative version of Windows XP that Europe’s competition commissioner ordered Microsoft Corp. to offer as part of the punishment in the software maker’s long antitrust battle with the European Union…
Microsoft initially wanted to call the new version of its consumer operating system “Windows XP Reduced Media Edition” but EU regulators said that name would discourage sales.

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  1. Amanda

    That’s a good joke! It’s so horrible that it’s true, though.

    When is a castrated horse not a castrated horse; When the EU demands it!

    I’m torn between laughing and sighing.

    ~Amanda

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