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The best thing the EU could do is break the M$ monopoly that forces you to pay for Windoze on a new machine. i.e. the manufacturer should be required to offer the same hardware without Windoze at a lower price. That price reduction should represent a large proportion of the retail price of the software - the price M$ charge you and me - and not some cooked-up deal to make the discount appear hardly worth having. Then operating systems could compete on a level playing field.

Anyway, if you are lumbered with W8 then you absolutely *need* http://www.stardock....roducts/start8/ (or similar product) to preserve your sanity. Best five bucks you will spend this year, and you get to try it free for a month anyway.

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