Yesterday, many websites reported that Microsoft was going to be offering a free copy of Windows Vista to users who signed up for the Windows Feedback Program and participated for 3 months. I went to check it out myself today but found no trace of anything “free” on their website.
A quick search for site:microsoft.com found the original wording that appearing on their site yesterday. They must have removed it after they hit their target numbers:
What about the free product?
If you are a Windows Vista or Windows XP user and decide to join and participate in both programs, we will send you a free Microsoft product when you participate in the program. Limit one gift per person. This offer is non-transferable. This offer expires on 12/31/07, while supplies last, and is not redeemable for cash. Taxes, if any, are your sole responsibility.
It would be nice to at least say, “free gift no longer available”. But this is the Internet! Who cares!?