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The Register: MS reimaging sting will cost business $11bn - Gartner

Sep 27, 2000, 13:21 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

"The Gartner Group issued a scalding advisory this morning claiming that Microsoft's amended policy on reimaging Windows CDs will net Redmond an extra $11 billion in revenue."

"Gartner says that despite further amendments relieving its biggest enterprise customers of the burden since it first raised the issue in August, the new imaging policy hits smaller and medium sized Microsoft customers hard."

"Gartner notes that Select or Enterprise customers are exempt from reimaging licenses, a concession that Gartner reckons has saved these customers up to $2.3 billion. But the draconian new restrictions still apply to Open (aka MOLP) customers."

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