Fighting the Microsoft Tax
Aug 14, 2009, 11:03 (6 Talkback[s])
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"It is clear from Lenovo's website to your computer
comes with Windows Vista Business installed and any reasonable
customer should expect that the general license terms for Windows
Vista applies, including the previous paragraph.
"Nowhere on the Lenovo website, I have been able to find any
indication that Microsoft's standard license was not valid for the
copy of Windows Vista Business that came with your computer.
"Lenovo has certainly lots of Microsoft-paid "advertising" on
their website where they write that "Lenovo recommends Windows
Vista", but a recommendation is not a requirement.
"My first contention is that Lenovo should live up to the
wording of the agreement text explicitly makes them the one party
that they themselves cause presented at the computer screen when
you turn the first time and explicitly described the screen as only
being an requirements for using Windows Vista Business and not the
computer as a whole."