Microsoft Says Vista on Track

It notes discussions with the EU.
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said it is on track to deliver its Windows Vista operating system to business customers in November, with consumer availability in January.

The Redmond, Wash., software company said it will release Windows Vista in Europe and Korea on schedule, following what the company called "constructive dialogue" with the European Commission and the Korea Fair Trade Commission.

"We are excited to bring the security enhancements and innovative new features of Windows Vista to our customers and partners around the world, and we are committed to adhering to local law in every region of the world," said CEO Steve Ballmer.

Ballmer said the company, over the past two years, had submitted information to competition authorities around the world about Windows Vista as it was being developed. Microsoft and its tech peers were hit hard earlier this year when the company announced a delay in the rollout of Vista.

Microsoft agreed to make a number of changes to Windows Vista in response to guidance the company received from the European Commission, said Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith.

Smith confirmed that the company has also incorporated changes to Windows Vista in Korea to comply with its legal obligations there.