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Re: Microsoft distributes free CDs in Japan to patch Windows
From: Omachonu Ogali <nanog () missnglnk com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 15:30:10 -0400


On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 03:15:06PM -0400, Robbie Foust wrote:

Also, perhaps Microsoft put that
high per-call rate into play to SLOW DOWN the amount of calls they
were getting, not because "Bill Gates is greedy".

This was a theory, not an interpretation.

Microsoft isn't charging for support calls regarding the worm & patching 
problems.  Its free to anybody who calls.

I was not talking about the worm, this was in regards to an automatic
deactivation/activation system based on patches applied, that can and
will break due to improper filtering resulting in a higher call rate
to Microsoft.


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