[Wolves] MS tightens the screw

Peter Cannon peter at cannon-linux.co.uk
Wed Apr 5 21:14:40 BST 2006

Hi All

Interesting article about how Microsoft does not want anyone to sell a
PC without an operating system (specifically a Microsoft OS).


"We want to urge all system builders - indeed, all Partners - 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," 
wrote Alexander.
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How on earth would it be a 'risk to your customers'?? That can be read two 
1. The seller: 
Won't have any customers after MS has destroyed your outlet.

2. The customer:
We will somehow block your Internet access or failing that come round and beat 
you up.

I am of the opinion we should all wait and see but then again we did that with 
Czechoslovakia and Poland and look what happened?

Peter Cannon
"There is every excuse for not knowing
there is no excuse for not asking"

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