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Danish FreeBSD Dev. Sues Lenovo Over "Microsoft Tax" 318

Handbrewer writes "The FreeBSD developer Poul-Henning Kamp (phk) has sued Lenovo in Denmark (Google translation, original here) over their refusal to refund the Windows Vista Business license, even though he declined the EULA during installation. Lenovo argues that they sell the computer as a full product, and that they cannot refund it partially, such as the power supply or the OS even if people intend to use a different one. This seems to be contrary to previous rulings in the EU where Acer and HP has been forced to refund the 'Microsoft tax.'"
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Danish FreeBSD Dev. Sues Lenovo Over "Microsoft Tax"

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  • by rehtonAesoohC ( 954490 ) on Friday August 14, 2009 @11:09AM (#29065927) Journal

    While microsoft's monopoly is bad, you shouldn't be sueing for a refund, sue for variety!

    Ok!! I'll sue so that we can have:
    Vista Home Basic
    Vista Home Premium
    Vista Business
    Vista Enterprise
    Vista Ultimate
    Vista Super Ultimate
    Vista Bloodsport
    Vista: Ballmer vs. Gates
    Vista: Is Windows

    Wait a second...

  • by Brett Buck ( 811747 ) on Friday August 14, 2009 @11:25AM (#29066183)

    How did we ever get in this situation? Any history buffs wanna recount?

        No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.

  • by EsbenMoseHansen ( 731150 ) on Friday August 14, 2009 @02:13PM (#29068715) Homepage

    Are you really so totally uninformed about the world outside your own country?

    Why the heck should any American care about Europe? You seem to think that the world should be interested in Europe like it is self evident, and honestly I see no reason to care at all. The Japanese make better stuff than you, the Chinese are cheaper than you, Israelis and Indians are smarter and the Mexicans make better food.

    There's just no point to the old continent these days.

    I'd say we should withdraw from NATO.

    PS. Europe has a punishment system too. It's your bad TV and lousy music.

    I disagree. Mexican food is not that great.

To be a kind of moral Unix, he touched the hem of Nature's shift. -- Shelley