If you live in New York (the state, of course) you can get back some of your silver from Billy Gates because of a class action settlement by Microsoft with the Sate of New York. You’ll get $12 for each Windows OS license and $5 for each MS-DOS or MS Office license that you acquired between May 19, 1994 and December 31, 2004. I’m lookin’ to score about $58 myself. You have until October 18 of this year to file a claim… so there’s no hurry but I’d do it now so you don’t forget. With a deadline of October I wouldn’t expect to get any dough until a year from now.
All information is here: www.microsoftnysettlement.com.
If you’re not from New York, better fortune elsewhere. I’m no fan of Spitzer (our Attorney General) but this is the second check he scored me… the first was against the RIAA which, despite the meager $20, was a sweet smelling rose of a little dagger thrust into the belly of an evil organization of greed and artistic destruction. May the Lord deal with the RIAA be it ever so severely! More on that.