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Windows XP definitely without AOL software

Windows XP definitely without AOL software

For some users, a stone may fall from their hearts, because it is now certain that the AOL client will not be integrated into the Windows XP operating system, which will be released on October 25th.

Yesterday, Saturday, the last negotiations between Microsoft and AOL on this subject failed. The main reason is that AOL really wanted to integrate Real Player into its access software. However, this is in direct competition with Microsoft's Windows Media Player and it is very clear that Microsoft does not want to offer the integration of a competing product into its operating system. Microsoft had offered AOL to integrate Windows Media Player into the software instead of Real Player, but AOL strictly rejected that. The failure of the negotiations is a setback, especially for AOL, as the increasing number of Windows XP users could have won more AOL customers. Now AOL is thinking again about whether to bundle the in-house browser Netscape with the access software of version 7.0.