Windows Vista May Be Delayed in EuropeBy Peter Galli | Posted 2006-09-07 Email Print
Microsoft officials say the EU has been slow in letting the software giant know what it needs so that Windows Vista can ship in Europe.
Windows Vista may not ship in the European Union at the same time that it is released in the United States as a result of possible issues with European competition law, Microsoft acknowledged on Sept. 7.
The problem from Microsoft's perspective is that the EU has been slow in letting the software giant know exactly what it needs in order for Windows Vista to ship in Europe.
"We are doing everything we can to deliver Windows Vista to our European customers on time. Our top priority is to ensure that the product is fully compliant with European law," Microsoft spokesperson, Guy Esnouf, told eWEEK.
"Over the past 15 months we have provided the European Commission with extensive briefings on Windows Vista and given them copies of the product to review as it has progressed toward commercial release," he said.
While the Commission had raised various concerns and noted the complaints made by competitors, Microsoft had made concrete proposals to the Commission to respond to their concerns about the inclusion of various new features in the spring of 2006 and is still waiting a response, he said.
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