The Register: Microsoft issues bounty for OS-less PC buyersApr 30, 2001, 14:59 (68 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas C. Greene)
[ Thanks to Karsten M. Self for this link. ]
Want to win a new watch, a collection of Microsoft games, or a new grill? Give up your colleagues (or competitors) who dares bid on a computer without an OS installed.
"Microsoft may not have succeeded in persuading OEMs and system builders to "decline politely" all perverse requests for PCs lacking a pre-installed (preferably Microsoft) OS, but it's shifted to a new approach. It's now bribing system builders to turn in anyone who bids on naked boxes, ostensibly so it can harass these poor, twisted madmen directly from Beast Central."