[TriLUG] Buying a laptop with no Microsoft tax?
08 Oct 2002 17:53:15 -0400
On Tue, 2002-10-08 at 18:14, Justin Johnson wrote:
> > Anything you buy, part of the money is going to Microsoft somehow, some
> > way, just deal.
> Just to play devil's advocate here....
> So how does the cash spent for a boxed set of Red Hat or Mandrake get to
Well, Red Hat probably has some Windows boxes somewhere, for testing
things like Samba, or for comparison benchmarking. And they might have
a Microsoft mouse or two. So it's entirely possible that they've paid a
small amount of money to Microsoft somehow, although it would be almost
unmeasurable divided among the $39.95 boxed sets.