Commission concerned about Vista security

Microsoft has fallen foul of the European Commission yet again over plans for its Vista operating system. The European Commission is concerned that the tech giant´s plans to include certain security features in its new operating system goes against competition regulations, mainly that the included security features will lock out competitors from providing alternatives for consumers.

Microsoft has already hit back at the Commission´s concerns in a statement that expressed the company´s worries that European consumers would miss out on the added security features provided by Vista.

“One of our principal concerns is that European consumers have access to the same new security features in Windows Vista as everyone else,” it said. “Security is a top concern for European consumers, and we hope the Commission will not require removal of these important features in Europe. We want to launch Windows Vista in a fully lawful manner, and we want to avoid regulatory decisions that could increase security risks for European consumers.”Read Full Story

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