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Linux users, get your Windows refund today

Feb 12, 2010, 12:33 (1 Talkback[s])


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"A couple of years ago the topic came up about a few successful attempts at getting a Windows refund with a new PC. In each case, the customer used their favorite version of Linux, and had no desire to run Windows at all. It seems that this topic has resurfaced again recently.

"The problem of the "Windows Tax" as some call it, is that PCs are being offered by vendors with Windows, for less than systems that have Linux. Take for example at Dell, systems are offered with Windows or Ubuntu Linux. Granted the selection of PCs with Ubuntu is limited, they almost always seem to be more expensive than identical specs on systems that have Windows bundled with them."

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