As Niv Lilian reports at Ynet News, Haifa (and the Haifa Linux Club
)'s Zvi Devir just preferred to run Linux rather than the pre-installed Windows on his newly bought Dell computer, and didn't want to pay for the unwanted Windows system. Now Devir has prevailed, after a fight in Israeli small-claims court, to become the first Israeli to obtain a Windows refund
(also in Hebrew
), winning the $137 that Windows added to the cost of his machine and escaping the nondisclosure agreement that Dell had wanted him to abide by as a condition. Perhaps others will follow his lead. Update: 12/03 23:02 GMT
: Zvi Devir wrote with an update: "BTW, the settlement was out of court, before any court sessions took place."