Taiwan To Examine End Of Windows XP Sales

Law360, New York (August 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission is reportedly looking into antitrust allegations that Microsoft Corp. has forced consumers to buy its Windows Vista operating system by halting sales of the previous version, Windows XP.

Taiwan's Consumer Federation, a nonprofit group, filed the complaint with the country's FTC, seeking to have Microsoft fined for allegedly using its monopoly power to make sure that anyone who wants to buy a Windows operating system must buy Vista.

Vista was released in January 2007, and the company stopped pre-installing Windows XP on...
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