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[Computerbank] Preinstalled Windows: AARGH! I can't get it off!


If a PC shipped with Windows preinstalled, can you remove the OS and install 
Linux instead? Well, no, according to Microsoft. A somewhat obscure Microsoft 
site aimed at helping schools deal with donated computers flatly states: "It 
is a legal requirement that pre-installed operating systems remain with a 
machine for the life of the machine." 

the implications of this are, well, scary!
if anyone can't get the rest of the article, let me know, i'll post it...

Romana Challans
Computerbank Australia  Incorporated -  SA branch coordinator

"Between the idea and the reality,
Between the motion and the act,
Falls the Shadow..."
(TS Eliot)

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express the opinions of Computerbank Australia Incorporated (CAI) in anyway.

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