Microsoft will construct a special version of its new Windows Vista operating system without audio-visual software to meet a European Union decision, its European president said on Wednesday.
“Will there be a version that is specific for the European union? Yes, there has to be,” said Neil Holloway, Microsoft president for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Six different standard versions of Vista will replace the current Windows XP operating system later this year.
Holloway, speaking at the Reuters Global Technology, Media and Telecoms Summit, declined to say how many additional variations would be released to comply with a European Commission order.
“We are still working through that,” he said. “I don’t know if it will be one or six or five.”
The European Commission undoubtedly gets a vote too.