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  • Microsoft is facing a new complaint that it is killing off competition with its latest operating system, Windows XP.
     
    The computer giant is being challenged by a coalition of major software and electronics firms through the Washington based Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA).

    It has filed a 260 page report to the EU Competition Commissioner Mario Monti complaining about Microsoft's anti-competitive tactics.

    Mr Monti and his staff are already considering a complaint that Microsoft committed illegal practices with older versions of its software.

    That investigation has been going on for three years and a decision is expected in the next few months.

    'Old arguments'

    The CCIA counts Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Yahoo and Nokia among its members.

    The organisation said it had filed the new complaint in order to fight for customers.

    "Microsoft's overwhelming dominance and its abuse of that dominance reaches into every corner of Europe and harms virtually every business and consumer who uses a computer," the association said.

    But Microsoft spokesman Jim Desler described the complaint as "old arguments and allegations rehashed by a group that is cynically trying to influence the process".

    Monday, March 12, 2007 2:31 PM

Answers

  • Arguments and accusations are bound to exist in the real world, and that too, among giant software companies.
    Tuesday, March 13, 2007 3:00 PM
  • The best way for all companies facing such allegations is to let open their working methods and procedures for fair judgement to take place.
    Tuesday, March 13, 2007 3:02 PM

All replies

  • wat is this problem all about...
    Monday, March 12, 2007 3:09 PM
  • Arguments and accusations are bound to exist in the real world, and that too, among giant software companies.
    Tuesday, March 13, 2007 3:00 PM
  • The best way for all companies facing such allegations is to let open their working methods and procedures for fair judgement to take place.
    Tuesday, March 13, 2007 3:02 PM
  • But that not gonna happen at any time for Microsoft.. Rite?
    Wednesday, March 14, 2007 5:28 AM