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    A British start-up is to offer up to free PCs to the public. The catch? The PC fills the screens with ads for 60 seconds every 20 minutes.

    Each month, the company, Metronomy, mails a CD containing targeted advertising. Your PC will work only if the CD is installed. You must also agree to use the PC at least 30 hours a month and you must sign up to use the Internet. It is unclear from weekend newspaper reports if the punters must pay for Internet access, but if this service is free, Metronomy will have pulled off a extraordinary feat of economic engineering.

    Customers sign up for three years, but can simply return their PCs, if they don't want to continue with the scheme, company founder John Thornhill told the Mail on Sunday.

    Metronomy will monitor computer usage - but not Internet surfing activities - as well as as ad-watching activity. If enough people sign up, this will give the company an opportunity to flog market research, we figure.
    http://www.metronomy.com/

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    what are the specs? ill try the link

    U RNT LEET LIKE ME!!!!!!!!!11111111111111

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    i dont think the pc is worth it for any of us...... but i guess its easily crackable....

    popup blocker anyone?

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    Easily reversible, few registry tweaks or a format and a new install of windows and its yours

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    yea a new install......or just switch harddrives

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    you cant just reinstall, cos the pc sends info to them each month to say how many hours youve used it and how many ads you viewed.

    but as a file server, im sure itd be no problem
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    Originally posted by vivitron 15@15 December 2003 - 21:30
    you cant just reinstall, cos the pc sends info to them each month to say how many hours youve used it and how many ads you viewed.

    but as a file server, im sure itd be no problem
    Register up with a fake name if you know you are going to move soon

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    or just dont call em and move

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    i seen this in a pc mag a few months ago, not this exact company, but other companys doingt he same thing. good for people who cant afford a pc.

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    i assume to get this free comp, you have to live in england, or london? i live in the USA, so i guess no free file server for me, lol

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