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Want Microsoft Vista for free? Tell me about your mother...

Microsoft is giving away Vista for free in exchange for information. Lots of information.

Microsoft is giving away free copies of Windows Vista. (Yes, it has come to that.) The catch? You have to let Microsoft analyze how you use its software. Microsoft requires users to let it analyze their behavior for three months before it will hand over the Vista goods....

Not that the monitoring of users' computing activities is invasive or anything....

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OK, so maybe it is. :-) But, having said that, for a free copy of an excellent operating system, what else would you expect? I mean, people don't just give away excellent software, do they?

They do? You mean Linux, Apache, MySQL, etc. - all that stuff is free? And to think I've been paying.... :-)