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NY Times: Self-Proclaimed Computer Geeks Hold 'Windows Refund Day'

Feb 16, 1999, 13:46 (1 Talkback[s])

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"As mass movements go, Windows Refund Day might not have achieved the political profile of an anti-war protest or the popular support of, say, saving the whales. But for a demonstration over computer software, the turnout Monday was not too shabby.

More than 100 self-proclaimed computer geeks showed up at Microsoft Corp. sales offices in several cities to make a public display of rejecting the software maker's ubiquitous Windows operating system and of demanding their money back.

Organized by advocates of Linux, a free operating system, the first March on Microsoft focused on a clause in the Windows license included with the software that comes installed on personal computers. That clause states that users who do not agree to the terms of the license can request a refund."

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