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Written by Daniel   
Monday, 16 October 2006 12:35
Microsoft agrees to release Vista interop info
Allegedly...
By John Oates → More by this author
Published Monday 16th October 2006 15:04 GMT
The Register!
Microsoft has agreed to release more technical information to security companies so they can make their products work with Vista, Microsoft's next operating system due early next year.

Microsoft earlier said it had already released APIs - the information software developers need to make products which will interoperate with Vista.
Speaking in Italy, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told Reuters the information would be released later today - "Seattle time, not Rome time."

Presumably, Microsoft's change of heart has to do with recent discussions with the European Commission which led to Ballmer promising last week that Vista would ship in Europe and Korea - that the company had done enough to satisfy anti-trust regulators. For its part the commission pointedly said it was not "green-lighting" the launch....More

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