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Re: [SLE] FW: [SLE] [OT] Legal Issues Type Question
  • From: Samy Elashmawy <samelash@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 07 May 2001 08:49:34 -0400
  • Message-id: <3.0.3.32.20010507084934.006f4ab0@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

As a consumer , you can either make niose , or take your money/cash to
another vender whom is more accomidating towards you. No one puts a gun to
your head and forces you to spend your money so its your choice in the end
where you spend it. Dont like the service go esle where.

At 05:13 PM 5/2/2001 -0700, jennifer moter wrote:
>These people's business includes selling software licenses - check the home
>page.
>Just because you don't agree with someone's business doesn't mean you
>have the right to 'stir up trouble'.
>
>Find a dealer you like.
>
>>From: Samy Elashmawy [mailto:samelash@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>>
>>Take your money elswhere.
>>
>> At 12:44 PM 5/2/2001 +0100, Eddie Howson wrote:
>>>There is a company, Simply Computers (http://www.simply.co.uk) who will
>not
>>>sell a computer without an operating system. However, they do not offer
>any
>>>Linux distos. The only solution they offer is to buy MsDOS even if you
>are
>>>never going to use it. Is there anything that can be done or is there
>>>anyway
>>>that we can put pressure on the them to rethink their policy?
>>>
>>>Just wondered.
>>>
>>>Eddie
>>>
>>>
>>>>On Tuesday 01 May 2001 02:22, Stuart Powell wrote:
>>>> Hello, everyone.
>>>>
>>>> I just wanted to see what trouble I could stir up this evening with an
>>>> article I found this morning. I'm surprised Fred didn't send it on. If
>>>> you don't think of MS as the Evil Empire yet, this may well push you
>over
>>>> the edge.
>>>>
>>>> http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/2/18589.html
>>>>
>>>> This article raised many questions in my mind. Predominantly, though,
>is
>>>> this: Just how far can Microsoft go in its pursuit of pirates without
>>>> overstepping the mark ? How much of this power can be wielded beyond US
>>>> borders ?
>>>>
>>>> Let's say that I buy a shiny new PC from Gateway, for the sake of
>argument.
>>>> I order it without an OS, since I intend to install a lovely fresh copy
>of
>>>> SuSE on it, and don't want to have to pay the MS Tax. A vigilant
>Gateway
>>>> employee then calls up MS and says "Stoo just bought a new machine
>without
>>>> an OS. Please add another point to my score, as I am trying to win my
>own
>>>> yacht from the MS 'Shop Your Customers for Profit' promotion". The next
>>>> thing I get is a phone call from a drone in Redmond. The call goes
>>>> something like this...
>>>>
>>>> Drone - "Mr. Powell, it has come to our attention that you just bought a
>>>> whizz-bang new Gateway PC without an OS. We will be sending the PC
>police
>>>> (http://www.bsa.org) over to make sure you bought a valid Windows
>licence
>>>> for that PC."
>>>>
>>>> Me - "Sod off ! It's running Linux."
>>>>
>>>> Question; can they still send the PC police round to check and see if I
>>>> actually have Linux on the box ? What about the other PCs here that may
>or
>>>> may not be running Windows ? Can they check those just because they're
>>>> here and they feel like it ? How about my friend's PC in the corner
>that I
>>>> will be upgrading with a new processor in a couple of days ? I don't
>know
>>>> if he has a valid Windows licence or not. I certainly can't produce one
>>>> for it myself.
>>>>
>>>> And finally, how long is this kind of behaviour going to be tolerated
>>>> before someone sees the light and puts a stop to this kind of thing ?
>>>
>>> Let the battle commence...
>>>
>>> Stuart.
>>
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