lfinch at asitis.net.au
Tue Dec 3 21:47:26 EST 2002
I had a quate from "digital star" that didn't include a copy of any
winblows. They're the group on the back inside cover in APC.
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From: "Brad Hards" <bhards at bigpond.net.au>
To: "Hamilton, James" <James.Hamilton at cit.act.edu.au>;
<linux at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: Laptop help
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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
> > as I unwrap it. Preliminary discussions with Dell and Compaq have
> > 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
> > any recent wins that I can quote as precedence when it comes to the
> 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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