Linux user gets Windows refund from Dell

  GaT7 20:44 09 Nov 2006

Apparently it doesn't happen very often as "most laptop vendors have refused to honor the refund clause in Microsoft's End User License Agreement (EULA) unless the user returns the entire laptop...."

From click here:

"Thanks to Dell, one UK Linux user has succeeded in the perennial quest to buy and use a laptop without paying for an unused bundled OS.

Dell today gave freelance programmer and sysadmin Dave Mitchell, of Sheffield, UK, a refund of 47 pounds ($89) for the unused copy of Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2 bundled with his new Dell Inspiron 640m laptop, Mitchell says. Dell also refunded the tax, for a total of £55.23 ($105)......"

Has anyone had a similar experience? G

  The Brigadier 09:08 12 Nov 2006

You do seem to get a lot of crap software you dont really want, as the customer it should be up to you to decide what you want.

The only company that ships laptops without an O/S is Novatech.

  GaT7 16:46 14 Nov 2006

"The only company that ships laptops without an O/S is Novatech"

Thanks for that - I didn't know. But are you sure Novatech is the ONLY [UK] one that doesn't? G

  anskyber 22:34 14 Nov 2006

Cube 24/7 does not as well.

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