Bob Schwier on Fri, 5 Sep 2003 22:18:24 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Microsoft Run High School?

They don't sue precosious fourteen year olds.  They sue the district.
This is what they have done before.  Shall I tell you the response I
got when I tried to install Linux on a perfectly working machine for
which they had lost their legitamate licence for Windows 95?
It was amazing.  All I had to do to make the damned thing work was
to be able to make my installed free license system talk to their
network.  They would not let me in.
They were rather huffy about it.
It was implied that I was only doing this to create a machine for
myself, at a school I wasn't going to be working at the next year.
I thought I was doing something charitable, but then they knew it
was only for selfish reasons.

On Fri, 5 Sep 2003, Adam Turoff wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 05, 2003 at 11:10:20AM -0400, Chris Mann wrote:
> > Given the history of MS's draconian EULA's, I would say that other OS's
> > would be verbotten. 
> Good.  I'd like to see them enforce it.  Do they sue the school district
> because a group of freshmen figured out how to install Linux on their
> PocketPCs?  Or do they sue a bunch of precocious 14 year olds?  Or do
> they pull out of the contract and look like sourpusses?
> I'd like to see them enforce the EULA at this high school.  Either
> they'll look like bullies, or they'll have to admit the EULA is
> toothless.  
> Z.
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