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The Register: MS Disappears Claim that Windows is Legal Requirement

May 04, 2002, 01:00 (36 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Lettice)

[ Thanks to Wol for this link. ]

"Microsoft has backed away from its bizarre claim that it is a legal requirement that preinstalled operating systems remain with a machine for the life of the machine - but only slightly. The Register drew attention to this on Tuesday, and the Microsoft site spreading this disinformation was mysteriously updated on Wednesday.

"We're far too modest to claim this as anything other than coincidence, but would like to draw the Redmond web morlocks' attention to the Q&A further down the page. If you're going to soften the wording at the top, it seems to us to make sense to change the rest too, so you don't confuse people..."

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