[wellylug] anyone beat the M$ tax?

Murray Fox mfox at actrix.co.nz
Wed Feb 2 10:09:25 NZDT 2005


Platform lock-in? You can happily run Linux on Apple hardware.

On Wed, 2005-02-02 at 10:02 +1300, Michael Dittmer wrote:
> Swap one tax for another, not to mention platform lock in. 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wellylug-admin at lists.wellylug.org.nz
> [mailto:wellylug-admin at lists.wellylug.org.nz] On Behalf Of Pete Black
> Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 9:52 AM
> To: wellylug at lists.wellylug.org.nz
> Subject: Re: [wellylug] anyone beat the M$ tax?
> 
> I beat the M$ tax. I bought a Mac.
> 
> 
> >I'm considering buying a new laptop, and I don't want to pay for
> >Window$.  I've read stories (howtos!) of ways to get through the process
> >of actually recovering the price of Window$, but they are overseas, for
> >overseas legal systems.
> >
> >Has anyone here gotten the price of Window$ refunded (as the license
> >says we are entitled to if we don't agree with the license)?  Or can you
> >point me at a resource for New Zealand for doing this?
> >
> >Regards,
> >Bret
> >
> >
> >
> >  
> >
> 
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Murray Fox
Systems Engineer
Actrix - 0800 228 749
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