Saving Linux cash on Vista clunkers
Aug 27, 2009, 22:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft owes it to its Vista customers to offer them
a free upgrade to Windows 7, as Windows 7 is really just a massive
Vista service patch. There are no new significant features in
Windows 7. You'd think that Microsoft, which has been having one
bad quarter after another, would want to be nice to its customers
— but no, that's not going to happen.
"So, since Microsoft won't give Windows 7 to people stuck with
Vista clunkers, why doesn't a Linux vendor do it instead? Say you
just send an e-mail into a Linux distributor, and they'll send you
a URL to a Web site where they can download a brand-spanking new
copy of a top desktop Linux for free! What a deal!"