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The Register: Amazon refuses to pull Bill Gates' review of Linux 7.0

Apr 26, 2001, 23:30 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kieran McCarthy)

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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."

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