Microsoft is giving away copies of Vista Ultimate and Office if you will let the Vole closely monitor how you use the software.
While the more cynical amongst us might think that Vole can’t sell its software and so is giving it away, the deal is part of Microsoft’s Feedback programme.
According to its website, the Feedback Program allows you to connect directly with the Windows product team using your computer.
It will help the Voles work out which features the punters actually use and tell its designers where it needs to be simplified.
Those interested have to fill in a survey feedback form and allow Vole to snuffle the PC for an automated feedback .
However they can give feedback in the form of data that is automatically collected on your computer and uploaded to volish servers.
The automated feedback program takes two minutes on a 56K modem.
Currently you can only sign up for the program if you are American, over 18 and running Vista and XP.