Two U.S. software firms are asking the European Commission to take action against Microsoft’s new Vista operating system, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
Adobe Systems has told EU regulators that Microsoft should be banned from incorporating free competing software for reading and creating electronic documents with Vista, the paper said, quoting people familiar with the situation.
Anti-virus software maker Symantec will send officials to Brussels next week to brief journalists about features of Vista that it has told EU regulators will undercut rival makers of computer security software, the paper said.
Symantec confirms that two executives will be in Brussels next week to discuss Vista and security with the press and since you don’t need to go to Brussels to have a news conference, presumably there’s something there. Adobe representatives weren’t available to comment, but they have a long running antitrust beef with both Office 2007 and Vista.