"But IBM *did* actually reform."
Really, how so?
Considering the existence of laws such as the "The Artists' Rights and Theft Prevention Act of 2005", the "The Digital Theft Deterrence and Copyright Damages Improvement Act of 1999", and various others, it seems clear that the US Congress disagrees with you.
It's on my home computer as my primary OS, next to Windows XP for anything else that I am forced to use by third parties. It is indeed embarassing... If anything it could be just a lazy guy who did this...
I mean come on... Hackers 3 is a fictional movie. Microsoft didn't swap NT with Linux in Windows 7 or anything, or used Plasma for their desktop... _'
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