The Committee to Fight Microsoft (CTFM) announced that it "has begun a campaign to block Microsoft from releasing Windows Vista to the general public unless Microsoft offers a general and unconditional warranty to purchasers that the program does not include bad code."
"Bill Gates sells the public defective products," says CTFM Executive Director Andy Martin, "And then expects us to spend years being his guinea pigs, while he corrects the myriad of defects and vulnerabilities in his defective code. This is mass consumer fraud."
The group did not provide many details beyond Martin's anger against Microsoft and said that it considers "launch legal action" against Microsoft. "Over four years after Windows XP was released I still receive regular 'updates' and 'bug fixes,' which reflect a product that was originally scandalously defective," Martin said.
Martin was not available for comment to talk about his strategy against Microsoft and whether he considers suing all the other software and hardware manufacturers that are issuing patches, updates and bug fixes on an ongoing basis. Vista and Gates, however, appear to be easy targets for Martin, especially when he announced that he intends to run for Governor in Illinois in 2006.
Makes sense to me.. but I don't know how successful they will be.