mac x pc (was: Audio Production Laptop)

Sergio Bello s.bello at
Wed Nov 26 16:07:14 GMT 2008

I can't speak for other countries, but here in Italy one can have a
refund if he/she won't oem windows installed on the pc.

The same is not true for macs, i suspect...


On Wed, 2008-11-26 at 10:47 -0500, Christopher Stamper wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 10:17 AM, Pietro Bergamo
> <bergamopietro at> wrote:
>         > It is lesser evil to pay the money to Apple, that
>         > pretty much avoids MS getting funded with Linux laptops
>         which
>         > otherwise forcefully come with Windows installed even if the
>         customer
>         > does not want that.
>         >
>         > Karoliina
>         >
>         Why so? Aren't they both just corporations seeking their
>         profits? Why
>         would it be more or less evil to give your money to any of
>         them? I don't
>         want to sound rude, but AFAIK you can't buy Linux macbook, can
>         you?
>         You're forced to swallow Mac OS, even if you don't want
>         to. :^)
> This is serious flamebait... ;-)
> Anyway, I have to agree with you. If you're buying a computer to prove
> something, then by all means do not get anything that runs mac or
> windows.
> Seriously, though - I buy a computer because I wanted that particular
> machine. Not to support a company (If you're concerned about
> supporting some 'evil' company, then don't get a mac: the *entire*
> purchase goes to the company, rather than just the OS price). I think
> it's dumb to try to 'boycott' a company, just because they are trying
> to make money for themselves.
> Sure, it's a waste of money to buy an OS bundled, if you're not going
> to use it. But really, the OEM price of the OS is very, _very_ small.
> Buying a computer just because of some silly Apple logo is another
> story, though... :-)
> -- 
> Christopher Stamper
> Email: christopherstamper at
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