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Windows Minus Media Player Not Big Seller

In Europe, PC makers and distributors are holding back from buying the new alternative version of Windows XP that EU’s competition commissioner ordered Microsoft. Computer distributors and manufacturers are so far showing little interest in the new product, which compels consumers to choose their media player and download it from the Internet.

Sony and Dell said they do not intend to install the new product in their computers. “From our experience, customers purchasing computers expect them to come equipped with the capability of playing back digital media files,” said Dell spokesman Liem Nguyen.