9 October 2006

Windows XP N: Windows XP servi sans Windows Media Player

Enfin !
Microsoft à plié face à la détermination de la décision de la Commission de l’Union Européenne.
Il est vrai que devoir payer un milion par jour d’amende au européen à finalement fait flaichir Microsoft.
Comme quoi on cède toujours par la ou ça fait mal.
Félicitations !
CLAP CLAP CLAP !
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Contenu de la décision:

Microsoft Implementation of European Commission Decision

FAQ: Microsoft’s Implementation of the European Commission’s Media Player Remedy
This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) provides information about Microsoft’s implementation plans and progress for the European Commission Decision relating to the Windows Media Player issue. Microsoft will update this FAQ on an ongoing basis as these plans continue to move forward, and to address any additional questions that arise on a frequent basis.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are these new versions of Windows and how are they different from Windows XP?
A: In compliance with the European Commission Decision, Microsoft will produce for distribution in Europe new versions of Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional. These new versions will not include Windows Media Player. (A list of the files that are not included in these versions of Windows is in the Appendix.) Note that computer manufacturers may pre-install third party media players on computers running these new versions of Windows XP. European consumers may also separately install media players, either from Microsoft or a third party. The regular versions of Windows XP Home Edition and Professional will continue to include Windows Media Player and will remain available to European consumers.

Q: When will you implement the European Commission Decision?
A: Consistent with our agreement with the Commission, we have made these versions of Windows XP available to computer manufacturers with whom Microsoft has direct relationships, system builders (small computer manufacturers, and volume licensing customers such as corporations).

Q: How will Microsoft make these new versions available to the public?
A: We will make these new versions of Windows XP available through our standard distribution channels, including computer manufacturers.

Q: How will Microsoft price these new versions of Windows XP?
A: As was made clear in the proceedings before the President of the Court of First Instance (Paragraph 424), these new versions will be priced the same as Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional. This is consistent with the Commission Decision, as confirmed by the European Commission’s statements and releases which acknowledge that Microsoft is permitted to offer the products at the same price. It is noteworthy that media players are generally made available for free via Web downloads.

Q: What are the names for these new versions of Windows XP?
A: These new versions of Windows XP will be named Windows XP Home Edition N and Windows XP Professional N, where « N » stands for « not with Windows Media Player. »

Microsoft’s implementation of this remedy is subject to review by the European Commission. To the extent that there are any changes, Microsoft will provide additional information as soon as it becomes available.

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