This is not a new story, but I don't think it ever reached COLA. I think it's
extremely important and on topic.
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| "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"