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Why Didn't I Think Of That


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#1 buddy215

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 11:21 AM

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6144782.stm


User paid to uninstall Windows XP
By Mark Ward
Technology correspondent, BBC News website




A Sheffield man has won a refund from Dell for not installing Microsoft's Windows XP on a laptop he bought from the PC giant.

Freelance programmer Dave Mitchell ordered a Dell laptop on 21 October, and the machine was delivered a few days later.

As Mr Mitchell was planning to run the Linux open source operating system on the machine, he had no need for the copy of Windows XP Home that had been pre-installed.
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Posted 15 November 2006 - 06:36 PM

They can afford it.

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 10:21 PM

If I understood the ending...

Does this mean that you could technically get a refund for Windows without actually uninstalling Windows???




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