Microsoft on March 29 finally complied with the European Commission's demands regarding the naming of the new version of its Windows XP software, accepting the name Windows XP Home Edition N.

BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Microsoft on March 29 finally complied with the European Commission's demands regarding the naming of the new version of its Windows XP software, accepting the name Windows XP Home Edition N.

The "N" in the new name stands for "not" including the movie- and music-playing Media Player software.

The EC -- the European Union's executive authority -- came up with the name after it vetoed Microsoft's first choice, Windows XP Reduced Media Edition, saying it could have put consumers off the new version.