May 3, 2002
Microsoft revises claim that Windows is legal requirement
Talk about a Microsoft tax! The Register reports that Microsoft has changed its tune, at least slightly. Here's Microsoft's new wording to schools buying used machines: "If you feel it is in the best interest of your school to accept the donated PCs, make sure you know the licensing guidelines. For instance, if the hardware donation is an original equipment manufacture machine, the pre-installed operating system license is only valid when used on the original machine for which it was first installed, so it's beneficial to leave it intact."