[ubuntu-uk] pre installed ubuntu laptops -> now MS refunds...
alan.bell at theopenlearningcentre.com
Tue Jun 9 19:04:57 BST 2009
>> Dell will refund the cost of Windows without you having to send
>> anything off. But I guess the OP was looking for an Ubuntu
>> pre-installed machine in order to send a message to the manufacture
>> showing that there is a demand for such a thing.
> Let's be clear here, Dell will only refund your MS license fee if you
> bought a PC/laptop for home, rather than business.
> I had this problem, as have a few other people.
> If you're buying a Toshiba, forget it. The ones I bought last week all
> came with a dirty great sticker sealing the box stating that the
> computer/software enclosed come as a complete unit and won't be spilt.
> If you don't like it tough.
hmm, maybe I should start collecting photos of such anti-competitive
practices in a hall of shame on the nakedcomputers.org site.
I don't suppose you have the box still do you?
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