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LinuxWorld: Linux users denied refund

Feb 17, 1999, 20:23 (2 Talkback[s])


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"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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