September 16, 2003
Microsoft seeks to delay reply to EU
OwlWhacker writes: The good old EU has stated that it believes Microsoft may have abused the dominance of Windows with its Media Player software, that Microsoft designs its low-end server software to work better with Windows than with competitors, and that Microsoft should share protocols so that rival operating systems can create products to work with Windows. Microsoft has asked to delay its reply, saying "We expect to reply in the next few weeks or months," and "This time frame is not exact...we are going to take as much time as we are allowed to take." Taking time to make up a good story? Waiting to ensure that Windows Media Player gets well rooted in so that it can't be pulled up? Why the delay? This reminds me of SCO holding back proof of Unix code in Linux - just a big play for time.