[CrackMonkey] Windows refund meme
jays at panix.com
Tue Apr 10 06:59:36 PDT 2001
On Mon, 9 Apr 2001, Nick Moffitt wrote:
> from http://www.pencomputing.com/features/linux.html
> > As a veteran user of mobile computers, I have used dozens of
> > machines over the years. Beginning with a 1983 Radio Shack Model
> > 100, continuing through every personal digital assistant ever sold
> > (and several that weren't), we arrive at my current stable: Psion
> > Series 5MX, Apple PowerBook G3, Fujitsu LifeBook B112, and a
> > terrific thin-light notebook whose name and maker I am,
> > unfortunately, not allowed to mention.
> > Why can't I mention it? Because when I requested it from the
> > manufacturer I told them I was going to be testing a variety of
> > alternative operating systems on it. They were happy to provide me
> > the machine, they said, but did not want to appear to endorse
> > anything but Windows 98 on this machine. They were concerned that
> > (a) it might violate their contracts with Microsoft, (b) it could
> > pose a huge support problem, and (c) many Linux users are now
> > demanding a refund for the portion of their notebook price equal to
> > the cost of one Windows CPU license since they no longer use that
> > operating system.
> You are not entitled to your opinions.
> 01234567 <- The amazing* indent-o-meter!
> ^ (*: Indent-o-meter may not actually amaze.)
Windows Refund Day II is coming.
And we will get the money.
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