[Wolves] MS tightens the screw
peter at cannon-linux.co.uk
Wed Apr 5 21:14:40 BST 2006
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,"
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
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?
"There is every excuse for not knowing
there is no excuse for not asking"
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