First official reply from the European Commission ref. complaint on illegal forced selling of Windows

Marc SCHAEFER schaefer at
Tue Jul 4 17:26:43 UTC 2006

On Mon, Jul 03, 2006 at 10:29:31PM +0200, Laurent GUERBY wrote:
> Just packaging with an easy way for the vendor to remove the Microsoft

How are vendors testing their hardware before shipping to customers ?  I
am afraid most of them don't do like SGI was doing in Cortaillod, that
is using specific test programs they then released as GPL (memtest86
comes to mind).

They probably load a recent Microsoft Windows OS, the recommended
driver, and run a few test programs.

This means that removing Microsoft Windows might cost them money!

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