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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rom508
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2007-04-20

A few months ago I was going to buy a Lenovo laptop. I email their customer services and asked if they offered refunds on Windows. They said there was nothing to refund, because the laptop I was asking about had a FREE version of Windows pre-installed.

I asked around and some people said it could have been true, they could have a deal where MS provides Windows for free, in return Lenovo push Windows on all of their laptops.

I in the end I decided not to buy Lenovo laptop, too expensive and the screen quality on most of their laptops is really bad. I went to novatech.co.uk and got a cheap NetTop without any OS, then installed NetBSD, Linux and Solaris. So there are some hardware retailers that give you the option of buying desktops/laptops without MS Windows. People just have to vote with their wallets.

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