[clug] Re: Laptop without paying the windows tax

Gary Woodman antigramp at yahoo.com.au
Sun Dec 4 23:12:47 GMT 2005

> I trying to buy a cheap laptop ($1000-$1500) to use as a portable
> development machine within the next 10 days.  (I've gotta stop
> leaving
> these things to the last minute). Unfortunaly I cannot seem to find
> one
> that can be brought without paying the microsoft tax. Does anyone
> have
> > any suggestions as to where I can get a laptop without paying this
> tax ?

You didn't say 'new'. You'll be paying the owner, not the manufacturer,
if you buy used; the tax is already paid by some other bunny (and
that's another copy of Windows 'in use' :-)


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