[ubuntu-uk] pre installed ubuntu laptops -> now MS refunds...
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Tue Jun 9 20:04:56 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?
Still, have the box, yes. But I was so angry at the time, I got my phone
out and took a photo...
I've emailed it to you.
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