Microsoft Withdraws Free Software Deal, Overwhelmed by Privacy-Hating Cheapskates

Remember yesterday when I told you that you could get a boatload of free software from Microsoft, including Vista and Office, for allowing them to track your computer usage for a few months? Well, apparently a lot of you jumped on it, as Microsoft shut down the offer yesterday afternoon. Too slow? Sorry pal, I'd be happy to spy on your computer usage, but I'm not promising any free software for the honor. [ComputerWorld]