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LinuxPlanet: Rant Mode Equals One: I'm a Consumer and I've Been Harmed

Jun 23, 2000, 16:06 (35 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Ferris)

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"I've thought about it a lot and I've decided that possibly the 60-plus percent of all Americans polled who don't think that they've been harmed and that Microsoft should be left alone possibly need to hear from at least one of us who has."

"I would like to walk into one of the chain computer outlets and buy a computer that doesn't have Windows preloaded, or at least has as an option the ability to delete it from the list of options. If a PC is selling for $800.00 with Windows preloaded--I'd like to have the option of removing it and getting that PC without the Windows tax."

"I would like it so that illegal contracts and anti-competitive practices were not in place, so that like any competitive industry, I may have a choice of more than just the hardware manufacturer--I would get to choose another operating system. You see, I don't use Windows. I use Linux.

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