By David Ponce
Hm, well this could be interesting, if it pans out. Details are a little slim at the moment, but it looks like Microsoft might have recently launched some sort of program, called “Mystery Solved”, through which you’d be able to get yourself a free USB drive, of unspecified size, simply by filing out a short form.
If you go to this Microsoft page and click on the image that says “Valuable Information – Get Yours”, you will be taken to a page that asks you to fill in some personal info (such as street address, etc) followed by four questions about Microsoft licensing. To be honest, I didn’t know the answer to any of them.
And perhaps that’s the whole point. After you’re done filling the form and confirming your email address, you’re told to wait 6 to 8 weeks for delivery. Apparently, you’ll be getting a USB drive preloaded with a bunch of copy, presumably to clear up some of the “mystery” surrounding MS licencing. Looks like an elaborate marketing scheme to me.
This is the funny part. I just re-read the page, and noticed the smallprint that says this offer is for US residents only. So, uh, yeah, it’s US only. Don’t know why it let me get through filing the form entirely though.