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[News] Rough Sketch of Best GNU/Linux Desktop and Shop

  • Subject: [News] Rough Sketch of Best GNU/Linux Desktop and Shop
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 05:54:02 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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And the best Linux desktop distro of all is...

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| You don't have to go with Dell though. Other 
| major hardware vendors like HP and Lenovo 
| also offer pre-installed Linux on desktop 
| systems. I'm loath to recommend them though 
| because, frankly, they make it very hard to 
| find their Linux-powered systems. Your better 
| choice is to go with a smaller company that 
| stands behind its Linux PCs like Los Alamos 
| Computers, system76, or ZaReason. For a more 
| comprehensive list of companies that sell 
| computers with Linux ready to go see LXer's 
| Pre-Installed Linux Database. 



Petition for the refund of OEM Licenses in the EU

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| Dear Sir or Madam,
| REF: Unclear refunds of OEM Licenses in Europe
| Legally one could assume that a customer chooses what he/she wants to
| buy. However it is still impossible today to buy a laptop / computer
| without a Microsoft license or to have a refund of said Microsoft
| software, if you do not agree to the Microsoft Licensing policies in
| which is clearly stated :
| âBy using the software, you accept these terms. If you do not accept
| them, do not use the software. Instead, contact the manufacturer or
| installer to determine their return policy for a refund or credit.â
| Windows Vista_Home Premium_English_b6fbe7e6-f312-4692-8aee-
| f5b3d60987b4.pdf
| However this clearly stated OEM License Policy cannot be executed by said
| customer.
| For a fact, you can only see the license when you are using the software,
| in most cases the license is not included on paper with the software and
| in most cases not even in the language of the said customer.
| For a fact the manufacturer or installer refuse to refund or even refer
| to Microsoft to obtain a refund, which clearly is in violation of the
| said OEM License Policy. Weâd like to urge the European Commission to
| take action and to make it possible to apply the License Policy of
| Microsoft and the law in favor of the consumer.
| We have studied the Licenses of the majority of Microsoft Operating
| Systems and have discovered that they all apply.


Kamp mod Microsoftskatten


Fighting against the Microsoft Tax

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| I have paid for at least 10 Windows licenses over time, all the machines were
| purchased to run only FreeBSD.
| We must stop this distortion and Lenovo would not reimburse the Vista license
| for my new laptop, I have chosen to sue them.


Does the Windows ballot screen for choosing a browser represent meaningful progress in Europe?

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| Thanks to the European Commission's
| antitrust like activities, European
| citizens will soon be presented with a
| ballot choice between twelve browsers when
| first using a newly purchased computer
| preloaded with the Microsoft Windows
| operating system.
| But is this really progress? It's not much
| of a choice when you have to give up your
| freedom first in order to select a browser
| -- a few of which might be free software.
| Why not give citizens the option of
| purchasing the computer with a free
| software operating system like GNU/Linux,
| or with no operating system at all? The
| best way to fight monopoly isn't to give
| more choices after the most basic premise
| of the monopoly has already been agreed to
| -- it's to let people opt out of the
| monopoly from the beginning.

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