While publishing it, and making it prior art would be nice, the only way for you to totally place it into the public domain would be for you to patent it yourself.
If you actually patent the invention, then by definition it isn't public domain. A better answer that fits the requirements of the original question is to file a patent application, abandon it, then let the USPTO publish your application. That will put it into public domain.
Once upon a time, Apple used all Torx screws, and it was good. What is with these insanely tiny, fine, and easily stripped phillips screws on the newer machines?
They are just awful, and you still need a Torx driver if you want to replace the disk anyway.
Let's have a geek-off where brag about the Torx drivers are in our toolboxes! I got one that is so small it is invisible to the naked eye!
Just 16 screws? How does Jobs do it?
You know some people don't realize how easy it can be to change to a generic power adapter by just soldering a new power connector attachment to the motherboard. Ahh, convenience!
I don't think that's the case. I would guess any business large enough to have IT staff would buy site licenses direct from Microsoft and have their staff burn the images in house. Otherwise maintenance would become a monstrous problem, especially when you consider the difficulties of keeping MS OSs clean and protected from malware. . . .
But I don't know for sure. Still, I am pretty sure that very few businesses with a dozen computers or more are shopping for new ones at Staples, Office Depot, WalMart, or Dell's catalogs.
You'd be surprised. The average business only has about 16 employees, most actually have fewer. They don't have in-house IT. They buy from companies like Dell because they can also get the service plans to go with them. I guess there are more copies of Windows SBS out there than all the other versions combined. Those people still need the Business version.
Why is this so hard to understand?
It's not hard to understand. Even the cost of OEM Vista Business is a lot cheaper than Dell is claiming. And that doesn't include subtracting the cost of the Home OEM license. You are still back to a less than $20 difference. This isn't a scheme for MS, as much as a scheme for the vendors.
Not quite correct. FTA:"...when Dell was accused of gouging customers by charging $150 to downgrade a new computer to XP. Dell countered that although it did charge $20 to install XP on the machine, as well as to cover the cost of the additional media, the bulk -- $120 of the $150 -- was the price of upgrading the PC from the standard Home Premium to the more expensive Business edition . . . Well, if you want XP you're SOL, that'll be $120 to 'upgrade' the Vista you want to 'downgrade'.
The cheapest OEM version of XP only cost 109.99 for us mere mortals (you know Dell gets it cheaper)and the difference between that and Home Vista Premium is only 16 bucks. So I don't think Dell is really telling the truth here.
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