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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.
  Erick Andrews