[ILUG] It's "illegal" to remove Windows from your PC !!
mrudge at hcs.ie
Wed May 1 09:09:37 IST 2002
> Quoting ger (gerdono at eircom.net):
> > It is illegal to sell/donate/transfer ownership of a PC
> without passing on
> > any OEM software which was originally supplied with it.
> Please cite the statute. EU, Ireland, or other.
No statute - it's just that M$ want there to be. There was an article about
this on The Register way back in Dec 2000:
There was also a follow-up, which I can't put my hands on, which told all PC
resellers to inform Microsoft if someone requested a PC without an OS.
The funniest bits are the dire warnings, and I quote: "If you allow your
customers to buy Naked PCs - placing them at risk of acquiring pirated
operating systems elsewhere - you expose them to legal risks, viruses, and
frustrating technical troubles."
Surely more legal risks, viruses and frustrating technical problems come
from installing M$ operating systems!!
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