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Microsoft Redundant Defense in EU Case

25.4.2006 by Mother Superior

Microsoft's EU hearing began in Luxembourg yesterday and things went as expected. The software company's lawyers claimed that the ruling was flawed, which came as no surprise. What did interest me was the use of figures about the sales of Windows XP Home Edition N, the without media player package they have been forced to introduce in Europe. Under 2,000 units have been bought as opposed to 35m packages with media player. Microsoft's lawyers argued; “The failure to offer a product that nobody wants cannot be an abuse.” Surely these figures show a much deeper situation that is conveniently ignored…