Microsoft upgrades Windows XP

Concessions to the antitrust case...

Concessions to the antitrust case...

Microsoft is putting the final touches on a Windows XP upgrade that allows customers more freedom to install third-party software over its own products. The company will begin testing the Windows XP service pack in the next month. The upgrade will allow customers and OEMs to override Microsoft's default products and also contains a series of bug fixes. The service pack has been developed in direct response to the ongoing antitrust action against the software giant. The upgrade will be released this summer to OEMs and will also be available as a free download from the Microsoft site. For related news, see:
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