October 25, 2001
U.S. takes heat for backing off Windows XP
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill writes, "The U.S. government, already locked in a bitter, seemingly never-ending legal struggle with Microsoft Corp. over its ubiquitous Windows operating system, was blasted by consumer groups Tuesday for failing to take on the company's next-generation operating system. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and 13 other organizations sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), chastising it for failing to challenge certain aspects of Windows XP, which is due for a splashy US$250 million release on Thursday." More at osOpinion.