Table: Charging Ahead
Why Microsoft's rollout strategy for XP is fraught with risk:
By wrapping new types of technology into Windows XP, the company has repeated some of the tactics that led to the original antitrust claim.
The company's failure to admit it did anything wrong angers trustbusters, who may seek tougher penalties.
At this late stage, changing the design of XP would cost a fortune. Code would have to be ripped apart and marketing plans shelved.