August 15, 2002

Dell mocks MS' mandatory-OS regime

The Register: "

Dell has devised a cute trick to accommodate its big corporate customers without
crossing its Lord and Master, Microsoft, which has decreed that all OEM computers
shall be shipped with operating systems, according to a recent Cnet article.

To make life easier for big shops using Linux, which can be installed on any
number of machines without drawing a 'dynamic entry' from the BSA paramilitary
squads, Dell is going to ship naked desktops and workstations and simply chuck a
copy of FreeDOS into the shipping carton to satisfy the Microsoft licensing Taliban."

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