Roy Schestowitz wrote:
A serious problem for many of my clients and customers is this:
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| The Washington Post is reporting that a recent update by Microsoft is
| now scanning people's machines to see if they have valid license, and
| reporting back to Microsoft, all without user intervention.
They purchase a new computer, with a legitimate sticker on the outside
of the case.
They power it up in a bout a week, after unpacking it and setting
everything up on the new desk they ordered and had to wait upon delivery...
then, they go to register and find that their numbe has already been
registered, and that they are now the thieves!
Now, they come to me and ask me, as the expert, what to do! Of course,
I tell them that they don't have those kind of problems, with GNU/Linux!
Then, either they return their product to the Chain store where they got
it, after several hours of hassles and superior snubbing because they
are 'stupid' customers, they force a return of their money,
they simply are so dusgusted with Microsoft and the many 'Partners' who
are all out to rip them off, that they vow to get a white box, from now
on, and to run GNU/Linux (especially after they see PCLinuxOS on their
It ain't just that Microsoft suck$, and is a multiple felon, so that we
should expect such rip-offs. It is also the multitude of 'partners' who
want to grab the most cash through con games, to take advantage of the
guileless and innocent consumer! Things that are dishonest, like the
anti-virus software suite, the firewall software, the spybot killer that
all add to the price the consumer pays!
PLUS, the hardware makers that don't release their info for devices
can suck just as badly!
Well, now, I have taken my meds and am calming down... boy, when I am
President, some heads will roll!
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