September 27, 2001
Consumer group coalition warns Feds on Microsoft
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill writes "A coalition of four highly respected consumer groups on Wednesday formally accused Microsoft Corporation of continuing its historic pattern of anti-competitive behavior. The coalition said Microsoft's new operating system, Windows XP, "advances the company's illegal anti-competitive practices and harms the nation's consumers." In a joint statement, the Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, Media Access Project and the U.S. Public Research Interest Group said the "economy will be threatened and consumers harmed if Windows XP and its tightly bundled version of Internet software hits shelves as planned.""