Russia launches antitrust probe of Microsoft

Russia's state anti-monopoly service launched a probe of Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) over cutbacks in supplies of the Windows XP operating system in Russia, it said on Thursday.

The agency said it thought Microsoft had violated antimonopoly legislation by cutting delivery of Windows XP to Russia both separately and pre-installed on personal computers, as well as in its pricing policy on the product.

"Analysis of the market for various operating systems shows that the transfer to the new Windows Vista operating system is occurring while demand for the previous operating system, Windows XP, continues," the service said.

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rebirthofcaos3478d ago

I hope they won the case and microsoft leard about to not s#rew people.