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JSI Tip 1941. OEMs Asked to Change OS Distribution Practices to Combat Piracy.

The Following was a link, but the author's pulled the article from the public domain and now charge a free to read it. Bummer.

"To combat a flourishing gray market in its operating systems, Microsoft will require OEMs in 2000 to ship copies of the OS that cannot be installed on another computer"

Actually, most large OEMs already ship a customized / branded install CD, which only contains the drivers for the PC you purchased.

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