[SATLUG] 'Woman Blames Dell for missing classes' because of Ubuntu

ed horned0wl93 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 15:50:10 CST 2009

Don Wright wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Jan 2009 11:52:23 -0600, "Crandall, Sean" <scrandall at jw.com>
> wrote:
>> (unless they're giving
>> you a warranty for Windows itself, which would be a good way to bankrupt
>> a company).
> Dell is, sort of. And it shows:
> http://moneycentral.msn.com/companyreport?symbol=DELL
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> Microsoft sells OEM versions of Windows to Dell and others at a discount
> with the agreement that support will come from the OEM, and not Microsoft.
> Of course commercial software products (whether Microsoft or others) do not
> come with any real warranty. As you well know, the license agreements most
> people ignore put all the responsibility on the user and none on the
> manufacturer.
> I'd like to see a piracy case argued that since the vendor disclaims the
> program has any fitness for use, then the proper price is zero and payment
> has already been made.  --Don

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