Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 12413
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2021/12/07 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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2004/2/26-27 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/Japan, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:12413 Activity:nil
02/26   Microsoft Japan office Raided By Japan's Fair Trade Commission
        http://csua.org/u/66e  (bloomberg)
        \_ It's on slashdot.  Go post there if you care.
           \_ Not everyone on the motd reads /., and the story is still
              deeply satisfying.
              \_ Now that they know the story is there they can go there.
2021/12/07 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
12/7    

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Redmond, Washington-based Microsofts effort to resolve an antitrust lawsuit regarding Windows XP in Europe is stalled because of a dispute over music and video players. The Tokyo raid affects Microsofts image but its not a crucial issue, Iwafuchi said. Even if Microsoft was ordered to suspend operations in Japan temporarily, the damage would be limited. Windows XP, available in Japan since November 2001, is an operating system that is often preloaded by computer makers before sale. Such software is necessary for other programs, such as Internet browsers or word processors to work on a computer. The shares rose 59 percent last year, compared with a 26 percent increase in the S&P 500 Index, which represents a range of United States stocks. The company is under investigation by the European Commission, the Brussels-based regulatory arm of the European Union, which accused Microsoft of illegally using Windows to control markets in operating systems for larger computers and for audio-visual software. Microsoft faces millions of euros in fines as early as next month and the cost of court battles unless it comes to an agreement with EU officials on remedies.