Microsoft Gives Kids' Charity Cold Shoulder

The Australian charity organization PCs for Kids reacted angrily to Microsoft's attempt to prevent it from distributing obsolete copies of MS-DOS and Windows, on recycled computers, to underprivileged children. Instead, Microsoft offered to donate 150 copies of Windows 95 and 10 refurbished computers to the charity, which took the size of the donation as a slap in the face. "I am ashamed at this half-hearted offer by Microsoft," PCs for Kids founder Colin Bayes said. I'm ashamed, too. And knowing Microsoft, the Win95 copies that the company offered are probably those nonbootable versions without Internet Explorer (IE) that the company designed to meet Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's ruling a few years ago.

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