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Re: Microsoft Alienates Companies, Helping GNU/Linux

____/ 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.
>>> `----
>>> http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20111024PD218.html
>   "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:
> [quote]
> 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.
> [/quote]
> http://www.osor.eu/news/fr-national-assembly-discusses-amendments-on-

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
want" approach.

		~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz, Research Fellow
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