Is it crazy to buy a MacBook?

Chanchao custom at
Thu Dec 14 09:25:45 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-12-14 at 09:00 +0000, Steve Flynn wrote:

>         Come on, I'm not sure if it's different in the USA but
>         overhere it'svalmost standard to leave Windows off. :) (or at
>         least leave the sticket off, wink wink nudge nudge) .
> What does "leave the sticket off" mean? Sticker?  i.e. unlicensed
> Windows?

Yes, sticker.  (Sorry for the typo.) Indeed they just plonk on a canned
copy of windows and everything else: mp3 music, games, Office, Photoshop
and the Kitchen Sink.

Actually we had a legal copy of Windows on a laptop at the office that
died, and sent it for repairs, and the repair shop just reinstalled the
lot with their illegal copy.    There's no way to replace that with a
legal copy without a reinstall so I just applied a crack to make it do
all updates, IE7, Windows Defender, etc.

> I'm not sure where "over here" is for you, 


> but in the UK it's quite difficult to buy a PC WITHOUT Windows
> pre-installed. Not impossible, but certainly not the norm.

I guess you have to ask for it?  Especially businesses would not want
another copy of windows on it when they already have licenses..


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