"I will not purchase any computing equipment from manufactures that recommend Windows Vista™ or any other Microsoft® products but only if 100,000 potential computer buyers around the world will do the same."
— Ottavio Caruso
Deadline to sign up by: 31st December 2008
165 people signed up, 99835 more were needed
A computer with Microsoft® Windows Vista™ preinstalled is a locked computer, which will only run Microsoft-approved applications and media files.
Windows Vista™ is the ultimate vendor lock-in. You will spend tons of money but you will not be free to do what you want with it.
Avoid computers with Microsoft® Windows preinstalled; avoid buying from high-street retailers. If you have the skills, build the computer yourself.
Ottavio Caruso, the Pledge Creator, joined by: