"Event called PR success, but Microsoft stands its ground."
"Participants branded the grassroots event a success in terms of
the media attention it garnered, but at the end of the day
Microsoft showed no signs of taking any financial responsibility
for the refunds, which it insists will be issued at the discretion
of PC manufacturers."
"The PC makers are going to have to make their own decision how
they're going to handle this based on their own business needs,"
said Bennett, group product manager for Microsoft Windows. "It's
not something that Microsoft can dictate."
"All of these policies, Microsoft insists, have nothing to do
with its financial and business arrangements with its hardware
partners, agreements which are under nondisclosure."
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