For immediate release: 26 Sept 01

Statement of U.S. PIRG Consumer Program Director Ed Mierzwinski (202-546-9707)

Release of "Microsoft Monopoly"

"U.S. PIRG is pleased to join the Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, and the Media Access Project in releasing this major report documenting that Windows XP is designed to further Microsoft's illegal monopoly. XP is bad for consumers and it is also bad for privacy, as we pointed out when we joined the XP privacy complaint filed by EPIC and several groups in July. We further urge the Department of Justice and state Attorneys General to vigorously pursue tough enforcement remedies against Microsoft." (LINKS BELOW)

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Joint news release

Microsoft Monopoly report (CFA site)

Joint Letter to DOJ and Attorneys General (CFA Site)

EPIC Privacy complaint (amended) (EPIC site)