A European Faceoff over Microsoft Vista

In the latest round of antitrust battles with the EC, the software giant is threatening to delay the European release of its new operating system

Microsoft and the European Commission have squared off for years over antitrust, so their latest war of words is par for the course. On Sept. 7, the software giant said that it might have to delay European shipment of its next-generation Windows operating system, called Vista, blaming the EC for failing to clarify its objections to certain new security features. The software is supposed to be released worldwide in November for corporate customers and in January, 2007, for consumers.

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