bhards at bigpond.net.au
Tue Dec 3 17:56:53 EST 2002
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On Tue, 3 Dec 2002 17:44, Hamilton, James wrote:
> I have decided that I deserve a nice Xmas present and am going to buy
> myself a laptop. However I refuse to pay for an OS that I will bin as soon
> as I unwrap it. Preliminary discussions with Dell and Compaq have indicated
> that they will not sell me a laptop without an m$ license attached (for
> several humdred $$ no doubt!). Has anyone had success in buying an
> unencumbered laptop lately?
It is actually worse for the manufacturers to have to do the refund
afterwards, because of the management overhead.
> I know Geoffery Benet from SA got a refund from Toshi. Does anyone know of
> any recent wins that I can quote as precedence when it comes to the blue?
There is talk of a second refund day:
http://linux.conf.au. 22-25Jan2003. Perth, Aust. I'm registered. Are you?
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