Microsoft faces antitrust probe over Windows XP in Russia

Microsoft generated an antitrust probe against itself, with their plans to discontinue the availability of Windows XP through retail and OEM channels. The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service started investigating, Microsoft over the XP availability halt in 2008. Russian antitrust authorities have pointed the finger at Microsoft for forcing consumers to buy Windows Vista instead of XP. The local antimonopoly […]

Microsoft generated an antitrust probe against itself, with their plans to discontinue the availability of Windows XP through retail and OEM channels. The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service started investigating, Microsoft over the XP availability halt in 2008. Russian antitrust authorities have pointed the finger at Microsoft for forcing consumers to buy Windows Vista instead of XP. The local antimonopoly regulators have evaluated the market and revealed that the Redmond company discontinued XP availability even though demand continued to exist. The case is scheduled for review on July 24, 2009. Microsoft issued no official comment on the allegations; however, the company did state that it had not been informed of any initiatives from the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service related to any antitrust inquiries on the local market.

Source:→ Softpedia