I Want a Computer but I don't Want Windows...
Oct 15, 2010, 12:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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" "I want a computer but I don't want Windows."
"This is a nice phrase to startle computer sellers in most
stores. Why is it that most computers come with Windows preloaded?
To satisfy the users?? I guess that the price reductions on Windows
licenses for OEMs --and price increases if they dare to sell
equipment without Windows preloaded--have nothing to do with it.
Nor does Microsoft's interest in fair competition and fair
"So...if Windows comes with the computer, does that mean that
Windows is part of the computer?
"Clearly not. Microsoft licenses mean that the software is
neither part of the computer nor yours"