__/ [ Larry Qualig ] on Wednesday 15 March 2006 05:19 \__
> Peter wrote:
>> nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> > US software giant Microsoft has taken steps to shield from the public,
>> > the value of Tax Haven transactions of two Irish-registered
>> > subsidiaries that have enabled it to save billions of dollars in US
>> > taxes.
>> uuuuum. Ireland seems a perfect conduit for Microsoft to make its payola
>> payments to Dell, etc for Dell, etc to pronounce "Dell recommends Windows
>> XP", thus bilking the tax authorities in the countries where Dell
>> computers are sold.
> So once again this week MS has to pay Dell to recommend XP. It's hard
> to keep straight because just last week Dell was at the mercy of the MS
> monopoly which was preventing Dell from selling Linux and forcing them
> to sell only Windows.
Unless you were sarcastic, I would have to say that it is no longer the case.
Dell are offering more choice nowadays, which reminds me of Novatech here in
the UK. Vendor choice becomes a reward rather than customer bafflement.
That's just how computer should (should have always) be(en) sold.
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