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Re: Microsoft Sabotage Sales of PC's Without Operating System

__/ [ Mark Kent ] on Monday 22 May 2006 07:13 \__

> begin  oe_protect.scr
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> This is not a new story, but I don't think it ever reached COLA. I think
>> it's extremely important and on topic.
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| "Microsoft has urged UK PC vendors not to give customers the opportunity
>>| to buy a PC without a pre-installed operating system...We want to urge
>>| all system builders...not to supply naked PCs. It is a risk to your
>>| customers and a risk to your business -- with specifically 5 percent
>>| fewer opportunities to market software and services"
>> `----
>>                         http://news.zdnet.co.uk/0,39020330,39261437,00.htm
> Wow, Microsoft are getting desperate indeed.  The bubble is, about to
> burst.  The time is right for someone here to approach the PC vendors
> with Linux and Freedos installs.  We could offer a dual boot :-)

Hmmm... same cost, add value. Could become a top-seller for any vendor/OEM to
rave about. Very much like Boot Camp [1] on the Mac, emphasised by the
emergence of the MacBook Pro [2].


[1] http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/

[2] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE1XQyT_IbA&feature=Views&page=2&t=t&f=b

Streaming Flash VIDEO: New black MacBook running Ubuntu, WinXP, and MacOS all
at the same time.

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