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[News] Refund for Unwanted Windows Received from Amazon UK

  • Subject: [News] Refund for Unwanted Windows Received from Amazon UK
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 07 Dec 2009 20:33:54 +0000
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Evading the Microsoft tax

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| Iâm running Archlinux on it, installed with 
| the Chakra live distribution (the latest 
| Archlinux live USB stick image isnât recent 
| enough for a confortable installation on this 
| hardware), but I removed the stable (and 
| awesome) KDEmod packages to replace them with 
| packages from a KDE SC 4.4 snapshot repo. 
| Hardware support under GNU/Linux is great, 
| aside from the wired ethernet adapter which 
| required some tweaking but it works now. 
| Battery life is incredible. I had no trouble 
| getting used to the keyboard, which is quite 
| good, but the touchpad buttons are hard and 
| they make middle-clicking difficult. The Atom 
| N280 based system feels reasonably fast.
| I want to take this chance to thank Frank 
| Karlitschek for his hosting of the OCS 
| contest and his help and cooperation.
| Thumbs down Dell for actively refusing to do 
| business like any decent internet store in 
| the EU, and thumbs up Amazon.co.uk for 
| cooperating with me in exercising the rights 
| that the Windows EULA grants me.



Getting A Refund for Unwanted Microsoft Windows

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| I strongly encourage people to do this.
| Sometimes it will work, and you will get some
| money back, but often it won't, and you will
| either be ignored, or you will be told, as I
| have been, that if you don't accept the license
| agreement, your only option is to return the
| entire computer for a refund. But either way,
| it makes some noise and if enough people do it,
| perhaps some OEMs will start to pay more
| attention.


Windows license refund donated to Mint

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| I was recently contacted by a person called
| Graeme Cobbett. In his email he told me he got
| his Windows license refunded and donated that
| money to Linux Mint. Of course, as you can
| imagine, he felt pretty happy about it and he
| wanted to let people know how he did it.

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