What does the N stand for?

  powerless 22:48 28 Mar 05
  PurplePenny 23:28 28 Mar 05

N for Nowindowsmediaplayer :-)

  powerless 23:40 28 Mar 05


  Forum Editor 23:44 28 Mar 05

for words.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 23:51 28 Mar 05



  The Spires 23:53 28 Mar 05

Red tape gone mad.

  AndySD 00:17 29 Mar 05

could it be...

Now go to windows update and download media player.

  Starfox 00:18 29 Mar 05

How stupid the EC is going to get,they will probably order Ford Motors to offer alternative engines next.:0)

  Colinp 00:32 29 Mar 05


  g0slp 08:13 29 Mar 05

No change there, then.

  pj123 15:57 29 Mar 05

This is what it says in my paper dated Tuesday March 29, 2005

Microsoft agrees to a change of name.

Microsoft said yesterday it had agreed with European Union anti-trust regulators on a new name for Windows software sold in Europe.

Officials at the US software giant said they had accepted the European Union's offer to call the European version of Windows sold without Media Player Windows XP Home Edition N - with N standing for not with media player.

Microsoft's XP professional Edition will also include the "N" for versions sold without the media player, which allows users to see video or hear audio downloads.

Microsoft's lawyer, Horacio Gutierrea, told The Asociated Press his company had notified the EU head office of its decision to accept their name offer.

"We fear it may cause confusion for consumers buying the product, but we will adopt the commission's name in order to move forward and accelerate the pace of the implementation process"

The agreement is part of talks between the EU and Microsoft to implement an EU fine against Microsoft last year, totalling €497m (£344m) after the EU ruled the company wielded its Windows software monopoly to lock competitiors out of the market.

The EU ordered Microsoft to offer consumers an MP-less version, compatible with other software, to allow consumers to decide which media player they wanted to use."

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