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2. Microsoft trademarks
Microsoft Windows®, Microsoft Windows Vista™, Microsoft Excel®, Microsoft PowerPoint®, Microsoft Internet Explorer®, Microsoft Windows Media Player®, and other Microsoft product and service names are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of Microsoft, Inc. or its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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The authors of GetGnuLinux.org strongly support Microsoft's efforts to discourage illegal use of their products. Copying, distributing, reverse engineering, decompiling, or disassembling proprietary software is a criminal offense.

I'd recommend removing this part as AFAIK giving MS such an acknowlegment is not legally required. Also I think it's better to keep neutral at the issue of unauthorized use of proprietary software.

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We are committed to respecting others' intellectual property rights, and we ask our readers to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes infringement on this website, please contact us. We reserve the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these terms of use, including, but not limited to, the right to block access from a particular internet address to this website.

I'd recommend changing this to:

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We do not intend to infringe others' copyrights, and we ask our readers to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes infringement on this website, please contact us. We reserve the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these terms of use, including, but not limited to, the right to block access from a particular internet address to this website.

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Whistler wrote:Also I
Whistler wrote:

Also I think it's better to keep neutral at the issue of unauthorized use of proprietary software.

You're perfectly right. I had written this with a half-grin, but now it has to go. I removed it.

Whistler wrote:

I'd recommend changing this to:

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We do not intend to infringe others' copyrights, and we ask our readers to do the same.

Agree also. Changed that.

Thanks very much for your comments!

Olivier.

PS: website updates will go online in 24hrs.
edit: done. Sorry for delay.

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