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The president of budget PC maker Microworkz, Rick Latman, has lashed out at Free-PC for giving away computers filled with advertising, declaring: "No one should have to sell their soul for a PC." Latman made the comment shortly after Free-PC had announced received around 500,000 requests from people apparently perfectly happy to sell their souls. Latman went on: "The answer to bringing PCs to everyone is the true value of a sub-$500 PC, not the clutter and noise of in-your-face commercialism." This philanthropic outburst is slightly tainted by the fact that Microworkz has also announced that it plans to heavily advertise its Ad-Free-PC logo on stickers, available to other distributors, and also a new web site. ® More home computers to be given away as direct-marketing tools There's no such thing as a free PC

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