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Re: [News] [Rival] "<Vendor> Recommend Vista" is a Big Paid-for Lie

On Wed, 13 Aug 2008 14:10:29 -0400, Ezekiel wrote:

> "Mark Kent" <mark.kent@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:0ahbn5-5r3.ln1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>> The biggest Blue Screen of Death ever
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>| Why? Because, according to the Morning Herald, both the Beijing
>>>Olympics | committee and Lenovo, a major backer of the games, had
>>>deliberately chosen to
>>>| run XP operating system on the games' PC because they didn't trust
>>>| Turns out they shouldn't have trusted XP either, but they should have
>>>| that. Best of all, Lenovo chairman, Yang Yuanqing, said Lenovo had
>>>chosen not
>>>| to use Vista because, "If it's not stable, it could have some
>>>problems." |
>>>| So, next time you go to an online PC sales Web site and you see that
>>>| about "We recommend Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium," just
>>>remember: | They're lying.
>>> `----
>>> http://blogs.computerworld.com/the_biggest_blue_screen_of_death_ever
>>> This "recommends" thing should be illegalised. It's false advertising.
>>> It's paid for. It's misleading and corrupt.
>> It's an interesting point.
> No. It's actually an idiotic point.

No, it's an interesting point. I'll bet you were one of those people that 
supported Microsoft's  per processor and per system contracts, weren't you?

That "recommends" thing is just another example of Microsoft using it's 
cash and monopoly power to steer customers away from competing products 
without having to actually compete, while artificially lowering the price 
of their products and undercutting the competition.

>> One wonders if this should be
>> taken up with the ASA?
> Go for it. I'm sure they need a good laugh.
>         "Recommend - (transitive verb): To endorse"
> Oh yeah... how scary and illegal this is. We can't have people or
> companies actually endorse or recommend things can we.
> ** Posted from http://www.teranews.com **


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