that it has been working hard to reach agreement with the European Union."
Perhaps it has, I can't see why the company would say that if it was untrue. Sometimes I wonder if the European Union Commissioners aren't a tiny bit too fond of making "EU rules" when it suits them. Who are they to decide that I won't be able to buy Microsoft software unless they (the company) toe the EU protectionist line? This whole nonsense about Windows Media Player is just that - a nonsense. If another software company comes up with a better media player, and it's free, then people will use it. They won't say
"Oh dear, I can't use Leapy-dancey media thing because Windows XP has a media player built in - I'll have to use what Microsoft wants me to use. Maybe I'll buy that special version of Windows - the one without any Media Player, then I would be free, free at last! All thanks to the wonderful EU Commissioners. God Bless them for looking after me so well, because I'm too stupid to put one foot in front of the other without some help from the state".
I've never heard such rubbish in all my life - no wonder the French voted Non! if this is what we can look forward to.