I've been reading that the Featured Community Laptop 'give away' has been receiving some bad press. I thought it would be a good idea to clear up some confusion surrounding this whole process as far as Neowin is concerned.
Microsoft has given the featured community bloggers the chance to review theses machines and then either send it back, give it away to our respective communities or keep it. Keeping the machine was said loosely, basically it is up to us to do as we see fit. On Neowin, we will be giving our review item away. Like previous competions the only requirement to enter our competion is that you are a registered user and you click a link to enter.
We don't require an essay, a subscription or 1000 posts within a week.
The winner will be announced before January 30th which is the date Windows Vista will be in stores.
Hopefully this clears up any confusion on Neowin or Microsoft's part, we like to represent our community for Microsoft and you can rest assured our review will be un-biased, just like that of Windows Vista.
Link: Tom Warrens Blog