Petition demands Vista price cuts in UK

by admin February 26, 2007 at 8:26 am

As businesses and consumers grapple with Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows Vista, one question is increasingly being asked. Why is it so much more expensive to buy Vista in the UK than the US?

Anger over the issue has prompted an e-petition on a government website that acts as a forum for public petitions. In less than a day it had collected over 1,000 signatures with a regular stream of people signing up throughout Friday morning.

The petition is posted on the 10 Downing Street section of the government site and will be sent to the prime minister’s office after it closes on 20 April. It calls on Tony Blair to put pressure on Microsoft, “to stop them overcharging the UK for its Vista operating system”.

Full story: ZDNet UK