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Re: Moderately improved map of Microsoft tying evidence
On Sat, 8 Nov 1997 16:01:38 -0500 (EST), Kendall G. Clark wrote:
>I'm on the AM-INFO list and have learned a lot from your posts. Two things:
>1. What about the fact that the anti-competitive universal pre-loading of MS
>operating systems has meant that vendors can sell, often w/out the consumer
>knowing the difference, brain-dead devices like Winmodems and Winprinters,
>which, even if the consumer comes at some point to break free from MS, don't
>work under many other OSs because they are considered non-standard. I guess it
>may not be against the law, but it sure does suck and it provides a strong
>incentive to prevent people from trying a new OS: ``you mean I'll have to buy
>a new modem and printer...?''
>2. If you need help with Web site maintenance or development to organize all
>of your evidence, I volunteer to help you. I do all the HTML for my Linux
>users group (http://www.ntlug.org/). In fact, I'd be willing to help host the
>material if you need that too.
> Kendall Clark
>Linux is free. Life is good.
I'm not a legal professional, but not to overlook an often recited scenario
that really gets up my nose...
Is Windows95 FREE?? When I go to any computer shop or catalog, and
I'm only interested in purchasing a PC, it comes with Windows95 on it.
But I don't want Windows95, so why should I have to pay for it when I
only want to buy the hardware?
And I really don't think it's a naive question.