On Tuesday 14 February 2006 19:42 Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> __/ [B Gruff] on Tuesday 14 February 2006 19:38 \__
>> On Tuesday 14 February 2006 03:44 Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> "Microsoft's new OS Vista "Welcome Center" screen, seen by all PC users
>>> when they start their computers, will display ads. Because that practice
>>> has caused complaints, the company is facing trouble from the U.S.
>>> Department of Justice as well as states attorneys general who are
>>> considering legal action. A report was filed last Wednesday with the
>>> judge handling Microsoft's antitrust compliance."
>> Refresh my memory....
>> ...am I not correct in thinking that when Windows 95 was introduced, it
>> included "sign-up" features for ISP accounts with AOL and MSN? Did these
>> not appear as desktop icons?
>> Perhaps my memory plays me false....?
> I think this depended on your hardware vendor. They pre-installed Windows
> and most probably pushed the prices down by signing deals with
> third-parties and some ISP's. I still had that with my Compaq Presario,
> which ran Windows 98 (the hardware could never handle more).
I might be wrong on this whole issue Roy, but that particular theory
wouldn't wash in my case.
I've never bought a pre-installed system, now that I think about it!
Even my Windows 3.1 systems were on separate floppies, and a DIY install,
although they might have been customised by the vendor.
Since (and including) the first version of '95, I've always bought the OS
separate, either the full system or upgrades.