The Register: Amazon refuses to pull Bill Gates' review of Linux 7.0
Apr 26, 2001, 23:30 (19 Talkback[s])
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"Amazon.co.uk has refused to pull reviews of Red Hat Linux 7.0
Deluxe edition by Bill Gates and Linus Torvalds off its site
because they are not offensive."
"Surprisingly, Bill Gates gave the software five out of five and
was so impressed that he vowed not to use Windows again. Linus
Torvalds, bizarrely, thinks very little of Red Hat's latest version
and suggests people actually migrate to Windows. Incredible."
"Of course, the reviews were written by jokers (and are pretty
funny, see below) but when this was pointed out to Amazon.co.uk
with the suggestion that they may wish to remove them, the company
claimed it would be "unfair to remove all reviews that were against
the products" and "we cannot remove reviews from our website unless
they are offensive."