Microsoft Changes Windows Start Menu

Microsoft has agreed to reposition a program in the Windows XP Start menu so users can more easily set non-Microsoft programs as their default choices, as part of the company's antitrust settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Microsoft has agreed to make the Set Program Access and Defaults icon more prominent in the Windows XP Start menu, said Jim Desler, a Microsoft spokesperson. The program allows users to change their default software, including switches to browsers and media players not made by Microsoft.

Microsoft believed the old positioning of Set Program Access and Defaults in the Start menu complied with an antitrust consent degree, approved in November by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, Desler said. But the company agreed to change the positioning in a "spirit of cooperation" with the DOJ.

News source: PCWorld.com

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[QUOTE]Set Program Access was included in the Windows XP Service Pack 1 released last September, but ProComp and some Microsoft competitors complained that it wasn't prominent enough in the Windows XP Start menu.[/QUOTE]
how about ProComp can eat my ****? incase they forgot its a [B]Microsoft OS[/B] not a ****ing Sun OS or Netscape OS.
Reason enough for me to boycott those 2 companies for being [B]complete retards[/B].

[neoquote=#2.2 by tuxracer]You seem to misunderstand the basic concept of a monopoly. Monopolies are illegal, and like it or not Microsoft has been ruled as such. Monoplies get regulated, just like a phone company, power company, etc... That is just how the law works, if you don't like it then you've got a whole 'nother issue on your hands. Monoplies get regulated in various ways. They can be broken up into seperate companies, or they can be left intact but have rules to follow. Microsoft got off easy, and was granted the latter. Monoplies play by different rules. In a normal situation it would not be fair to force a company to have competetors products to ship with theirs (ala SUN Java), however this is not an ordanary situation, this involves a monoply, which means the company has to play by different rules, this one included. *MANY* of you seem to not understand this concept. It is just as fair to make Microsoft ship SUN Java as it is to make Qwest allow AT&T to use the phone lines they layed out. And maybe you don't agree with either, but that is the way this country works.[/neoquote]
Yea I guess the government is doing this for [B]my[/B] benefit. hahah get real [B]tux[/B]racer