Subject: Re: FW: Why would I pay for Ximian software?
From: Tom Lord <>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 04:18:18 -0800 (PST)

       (Of course it's true that Windows and IE are not really gratis, since
       Microsoft has increased the price of my computer.  But as a consumer I
       don't see the price differential, and in fact the price does not go up
       by a significant percentage.)

Are you suggesting that the way for FSBs to "win the (individual
consumer) desktop" is (simply and only) to get OEM contracts for
pre-loaded systems?