____/ Homer on Wednesday 26 Oct 2011 03:56 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee that Chris Ahlstrom spake thusly:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>>> New Windows verification process creates controversy between ODM and
>>> brand vendors
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> | Microsoft's new verification system for Windows 8 - OA 3.0 - which
>>> | will add complications toward the upstream ODM's production lines
>>> | and relatively generate significant extra cost, is raising
>>> | controversy between notebook ODMs and brand vendors as to which side
>>> | will pay the increased cost, according to sources from PC ODMs.
> "which side will pay the increased cost"?
> Is that a serious question?
> WTF should anyone but Microsoft be expected to bear the cost of its
> monopoly shitware?
>> However, if Microsoft changes its install method for Windows 8, it
>> will require a longer time to install as each machine will need
>> individual time to attend, while sticking a COA label onto a PC
>> will help technicians identify the machines that have already been
>> installed with an operating system. Without the label, it could
>> easily create installation overlap and generate higher cost and
>> yield rate issues to ODMs as Microsoft is charging the fee through
>> the number of times of installation.
>> "Someday they'll become sort of addicted to it."
>> --Bill Gates
> Some day they'll get utterly sick of it.
> That day is long past. We're now in the era of "how to get rid of it".
> France has the solution:
> Amendments to France's draft law on 'reinforcing consumers' rights,
> protection and information' have been proposed with the purpose of
> putting an end to bundled hardware/software sales, the French advocacy
> organisation for free software and open standards APRIL announced on 27
> September 2011.
> Bundled hardware/software sales, APRIL explained, consists of an
> anti-competitive commercial practice that prevents consumers from
> purchasing a computer without having to pay for pre-installed software.
> The public discussions on the draft law at the National Assembly (the
> lower house of Parliament) started on Wednesday 28 September 2011.
> Amendment 308 proposed by the Member of Parliament (MP) Lionel Tardy
> states: "the selling of a computer, its operating system and its
> application software have to be dissociated.
When Vista 8 comes out (2013 maybe) enough people will be disgusted
and demand another option. It is becoming hard for Microsoft
to defend its monopolistic "but this is the choice people
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz, Research Fellow
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