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Edition N: Not Really Needed

Or so says this story in IHT…the new slimmed-down version (without the Windows Media Player) of European edition of Microsoft Windows might be too-little, too-late. WMP is already the biggest player, while others are languishing…and content providers are not even bothering to encode in rival formats.

Even if Edition N did give Media Player’s rivals equal access to consumers, some market research suggests that the commission’s attempt to restore fair competition came too late.