this slashdot article talks about Metronomy, a UK based company who are giving 200,000 IBM PCs away for free. well semi free. you have to watch Advertising. more on the advertising here. for every hour you use the computer, it shows 3 minutes of ads. now, the question is do you have to be using the computer while it shows ads? i dont like turning computers off since they take too long to start up again. so it would be on for about 8 hours over night and showing about 24min of ads to no one. also i wonder will they offer this to non uk, but close to uk customers (like me in Ireland!).