[ubuntu-za] Windows Tax Refund was Re: Are there any problems running Ubuntu on a Intel Quad ?

Helge Reikeras helge.reikeras at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 10:25:42 GMT 2010


On Thu, 11 Feb 2010 12:21:28 +0200, Andre Rossouw <andre at arnet.co.za>  
wrote:

>
>
> On Thu, 2010-02-11 at 11:43 +0200, Helge Reikeras wrote:
>>
>> Can one actually do this?
>
> Not to hijack the thread, but it is within your rights. The agreement
> specifies that if you do not agree to the terms and conditions that you
> are entitled to return the software to wherever you bought it for your
> money back. That is unfortunately where it all goes pear, as the OEM
> guys refuse, citing that the operating system is part of the machine
> that you bought, and when you did so you agreed to the operating system
> installed on it [my experience anyway]. The fact that is not legal in
> this country to buy a computer without and operating system [my
> understanding, please correct me if I am wrong] and that most
> OEM's/suppliers hardly ever supply anything other than Windows, is
> beside the point.
>
> FYI, I am in contact with a Microsoft employee in my region, and am
> investigating the options my clients have when buying machines that will
> be re-installed with Ubuntu (or any other OS for that matter).
>
>

*Started a new thread*

Would be interesting to know if anyone have actually tried this and what  
the outcome was (success/fail, amount, etc)?

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Helge Reikeras
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