Microsoft to tweak Windows to address complaints

Microsoft Corp. has agreed to tweak its Windows XP operating system in response to recent feedback from the Justice Department over its antitrust settlement with the federal government.

Microsoft will give more prominent display to a button in Windows that allows computer users to remove the company's Internet Explorer browser, company spokesman Jim Desler said.

The company believes the button's original placement complied with the settlement, Desler said. But he said the company agreed to change its position in the Windows "start menu" after talking with the Justice Department

"As part of our effort to cooperate fully and work collaboratively with the Justice Department we agreed to make this change," Desler said.

The Justice Department is overseeing Microsoft's compliance with the settlement. Placement of the button in a hard-to-reach spot in Windows was one of several complaints Microsoft's rivals made to the department last year.

News source: InfoWorld - Microsoft to tweak Windows to address complaints

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