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The Windows 7 'give away'

Apr 30, 2009, 20:46 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"Does anyone think for one moment that Microsoft would have ever made this offer if it hadn't for the community Linux desktop distributions? I can't imagine it.

"Of course, there's nothing 'free' about Microsoft's Windows 7 RC offer. If you own a Vista PC, you already paid for the operating system once. If you're going to buy a new PC for Windows 7, chances are, again, you'll be paying Microsoft for Vista anyway. You may have hated Vista. You may never use Vista, but you almost always end up paying Microsoft $50 to $100 on any new PC. Linux users know all about this Microsoft tax."

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