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Ralph There never has been only one alternative for PC operating systems. Why do you persist...
Whether you agree with the courts attempts to fix the illegal behaviour of Microsoft is not the key issue. Ralph is quite correct in that the courts are attempting to address the complaints against Microsoft which have been made.
It's amazing that Microsoft have repeated the same tactic in the EU which they used in the US, ie., claiming that something couldn't be removed. Fortunately, the EU didn't fall for it (presumably having seen what happened in the US), so were at least prepared for that approach. They most certainly couldn't have been prepared for "Reduced Media Edition", which is a disgusting attempt by Microsoft to completely nullify the attempts of the EU to restore some compebreastion.
Whilst I doubt that a court could claim to have control over what a product is called, I would've thought that "Reduced Media Edition" would be considered to be contempt of court, at least in the UK anyway.
Still, if you want to avoid all that litigation stuff, steer clear of Microsoft and use Linux instead.
-- Mark Kent -- mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk "His great aim was to escape from civilization, and, as soon as he had money, he went to Southern California."