Removing Media Player ‘challenging’:Microsoft

Microsoft’s top legal counsel said Thursday that the software giant needs further details from the European Union before it will be able to comply with an order to remove its Media Player from Windows.

The software powerhouse would need “some greater clarification…in terms of knowing what files we’re to remove from Windows” in order to comply, general counsel Brad Smith said in a telephone conference call with reporters.Smith told reporters that Microsoft has “had our engineering team working very hard on these issues. We absolutely appreciate that our first duty would be to comply with whatever order the court issues.”

But he said it was a “bit challenging” to know which files to remove.

RealNetworks, which makes a rival media player, demonstrated at a closed hearing in the case a method for removing the Windows Media Player files. It said the method would not damage the Windows operating system.

News source: Cnet


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