>When you get a new computer, normally you reinstall the OS and copy over your /home directory. For all but a few highly technical users, this is the norm. Windows even has a special "feature" called Windows Genuine Advantage that forces you to reinstall the OS when the hardware has changed. You *cannot* use your previous install.
I know FUD is the order of the day here at LWN, but this has gone beyond that point and I feel the need to call it: