Posted by: Anonymous
on September 19, 2007 04:38 PM
The wording here might be just a little bit too subtle for you:
the *right* to do something is not the *obligation* to do something.
Dell *signed* a contract with Microsoft and acquired the RIGHT to distribute a copy of Windows with every P.C. they ship out,
they did not sign a contract that OBLIGED them to do such a thing. That would have been illegal (read: tying).