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."