notebook decision?

Peter Hummers phummers at
Fri Dec 1 10:33:47 UTC 2006

Chanchao wrote:

> On Thu, 2006-11-30 at 18:09 -0300, Renaud (Ron) Olgiati wrote:
>> First time you run it refuse to acknowledge the MS license, and claim your 
>> money back ?
> The man's company already owns licenses I think.  Claiming your money
> back applies to computers bought with OEM versions of Windows installed.
> But yeah, it would be cool if more peopel did that.  Not because it
> would hurt Microsoft in the slightest, but because it would
> manufacturers think more seriously about offering computers without OS,
> with FreeDOS or any Linux flavor.   
> Cheers,
> Chanchao

Here's the saga of someone who tried it in 1998 ...

and in 1999 some folks tried a Windows Refund Day in San Francisco (and NZ)

I thought the movement had died down, but here's an article from from this month. Someone got a refund:

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