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

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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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