Addicts who overdose on drugs often die in convulsions brought on by the effects on the brain.
A PC maker in the USA has decided to help out M$’s customers who buy high-end PCs with Vista to upgrade to 7, That is decent of them. The business eats $200 or so and the end-user pays the freight. That is a high cost for maintaining the addiction. It is good PR and stimulates business in a down economy but the end-user could:
- buy a PC with Free Software installed,
- visit Goodbye-microsoft.com and solve the problem in minutes forever and for free, or
- download a CD from Debian and do it in a slower but still fun way or
- read about Debian GNU/Linux, or
Those all look like better options to me. Break the chains that bind you to your abuser. Avoid convulsions/contortions induced by the puppet masters. Be free. Use Free Software.