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Old 07-26-2006, 12:21 AM   #1
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LXer: Mark of the Microsoft Beast


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If you've looked for a Linux laptop lately on any of the major OEM Web sites, you've seen it: the mark of the beast. The phrasing goes "Dell|Lenovo|HP|Acer recommends Windows XP Professional." What it means is that by virtue of a Microsoft marketing agreement, the OEM can make more money in the US by not pre-loading Linux than it could if it did. Things are different elsewhere.

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Old 07-26-2006, 06:54 AM   #2
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Aren't agreements like illegal? Does this mean that M$ is abusing it's position?
 
Old 07-26-2006, 07:01 AM   #3
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Guess why Microsoft got nice big fines in Europe. For abusing it's position I guess America is just too...how should I put it...user-friendly to fine Microsoft.
 
  


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