Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Tue 25th Jan 2011 15:16 UTC, submitted by jimmy1971
Windows "A class action lawsuit against Microsoft has been filed in Italy by a group claiming that it's too difficult to procure a refund for the copies of Windows that come bundled in new PCs."
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RE: Just curiosity...
by jimmy1971 on Tue 25th Jan 2011 16:16 UTC in reply to "Just curiosity..."
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I agree that Apple should offer a refund. I've never purchased any Apple hardware or software...is the OS listed as a separate line item on the invoice? If it is, then it should be refundable.

There unfortunately is a long-standing tradition of stomping Microsoft every step of the way for proprietary shenanigans but looking the other way when Apple commits the same sins. (In this way, the geek community is collectively like a corrupt wrestling referee who clearly favors one fighter over another.)

As a BSD zealot, Apple gives me a warm gooey feeling inside, and I commend them for their engineering and industrial design prowess. As for respecting user freedom, however, I eye them with as much suspicion as that Redmond company.

All proprietary shenanigans should be stomped equally, regardless of vendor.

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