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EULA reintepertation

Posted by Jäger on 2004-07-07 15:32:07


I wasn't saying IBM notebooks were over-priced; in fact, I fully appreciate many of the extra features the more-expensive IBM notebooks come with for their price. (Real Windows cds is one; those horrid eraser "pointing devices" is not.) I was attempting to forestall your comments complaining that we didn't buy an IBM notebook.

(I think one does get what one pays for with respect to notebok computers, but I think that part of the value of buying IBM is the brand recogonition. No one ever got fired for buying IBM notebooks. I still want one. :) )

The more that I think about it, I think Toshiba is reinteperting Microsoft's EULA. They're still allowing the customer to reject the EULA and return the operating system, provided that the entire computer is returned as well. I suspect, therefore, that it's *legal*, but still monopolostic and (depending on one's leanings) unethical.

I suspect that if we had US$nk to spend (where n is more than 2), we wouldn't have to pay the Microsoft tax and we'd get a better notebook to boot.


Refund Day? (2004-07-06 11:23:45)
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