Microsoft anti-trust update

Microsoft admits that IE 6 forces the user to use Windows Media Player, even if they’ve already chosen a different media player… and that the search facility in Windows XP refuses to search for RealMedia files. The latter was a simple mistake in programming, of course, and they’ve fixed it now.

Also, one e-mail thread introduced as evidence contained the comment “No more replies, we need to keep all of this off the airwaves.” Translation: We’re about to conspire to do something illegal, so let’s not discuss it on the record…

Meanwhile, the new Microsoft volume license for schools forces schools running both Windows and Macintosh to pay for Windows licenses for all their Macs.

I think they should just moon the judge in court and get it over with.