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Windows Vista: The World's Most Expensive Spyware

Forget about the WGA! 20+ Windows Vista Features and Services Harvest User Data for Microsoft - From your machine! - Softpedia

By: Marius Oiaga, Technology News Editor (condensed version)

Are you using Windows Vista? Then you might as well know that the licensed operating system installed on your machine is harvesting a healthy volume of information for Microsoft. In this context, a program such as the Windows Genuine Advantage is the last of your concerns. In fact, in excess of 20 Windows Vista features and services are hard at work collecting and transmitting your personal data to the Redmond company.

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Microsoft Censors Xbox 360's Failures

GameRush Entertainment : Microsoft deletes mass Xbox 360 crashing claims from Forza 2 forums : News

In what appears to be an effort to conceal the over 900 replies gamers provided on the official Forzamotorsport.net forums about Forza Motorsport 2 crashing on the Xbox 360, Microsoft has deleted the long thread, now stating that it’s "exclusive content for registered forum users" only. However, the thread was removed entirely, even to registered members.

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Red Hat says "no comment" to Microsoft patent deal

CEO Matthew Szulik declined to comment about whether Red Hat is now in negotiations with Microsoft over signing a patent deal, seemingly contradicting his previous outright rejection of the proposal. I don't like the sound of that at all. That sounds far too much like a "maybe" to me, rather than the unambiguous "no" I would have expected.

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Ubuntu outsells Vista Ultimate on Amazon

http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=318814
[Ed: And Home Premium Edition too.]

Posted by uriel // Sat, Jun 23, 2007 1:17 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Canonical-Ubuntu-7-04-PC-Edition/...

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22 Confessions Of A Former Dell Sales Manager

Insiders: 22 Confessions Of A Former Dell Sales Manager - Consumerist

A former Dell kiosk manager writes us to share helpful tips about doing business with Dell. He has no particular problems with Dell, he just wanted to share some helpful tips for consumers looking to get the best deal. He includes info on getting the best deal from the website, different kinds of promotions the Dell offers, insider details on how the kiosk sales reps are compensated, what coupons and deals they have to offer you to close the deal, the email format for Dell in case you're thinking of launching an EECB, where to take your Dell credit card complaints, which extended warranties to avoid, how to get a domestic tech support rep... and more. It's very comprehensive. Enjoy!

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