no, ian's right.
but microsoft isnt the problem - they are greedy fucks but the real problem is the computer makers.
if dell(slave prison labour) and compaq(corporate assholes) and hp(incompetent designers) want to ship windows in all there shit then fine.
but by not offering those same machines without the crap inorder to get some legally questionable deal with microfuck then they are the problem.
imagine this was about car-radio's.
would it be legal if phillips had there units fitted in every western car ever made by paying the makers not to use anything else?
funny actually they almost do, but they are rebranded to names like "ford sound x000"
but the point is, by forcing the software into the hardware at the manufacturing stage they are removing the customers choice for the majority of people.
how many people here know that dell(u.k.) claim that removing the factory windows install from there laptops invalidates the warranty?
no shit, my friend had them say this to him over the phone when he asked about upgrading from xp-std to xp-pro (traitor)