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Microsoft's eyes really aren't on the ball at the moment. How else could you explain the fact that the Beast of Redmond still doesn't own the domain for its new, exciting OS WindowsXP?

The domain www.windowsxp.com is currently owned by Network Solutions. It registered it on 27 December, presumably under Microsoft instructions because the company didn't want people to suss out its new OS name before the official launch on 5 February.

Of course, news of the name leaked a few weeks earlier than that. But it's now 8 March, XP is in beta and MS still hasn't got around to transferring the name across or putting anything on the site (it owns Windows95, 98, NT and ME). Bit sloppy?

Well, yes. Maybe the boys are too busy trying to persuade everyone that they shouldn't be split up. Or perhaps they're using FrontPage to build a site for it. Maybe they just plain forgot (there is a tendency for that to happen when faced with difficult questions).

Is Microsoft getting a bit doddery in its old age? ®

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