Quoth Brian Callahan on Thursday, 17 February 2011: > > 3) Buy a machine with the base Win 7 Home installed, decline the license, > > and request a refund. > > Be prepared to waste significant time on this, but it can be done. > > > > IANAL, but I have been informed by several lawyers that you cannot do > this. The Windows 7 EULA, when preinstalled on a machine, states that > the agreement is between you and the company selling you the computer, > and "By using the Software, you accept these terms. If you do not > accept them, do not use the software. Instead, contact the > manufacturer or installer to determine its return policy. You must > comply with that policy, which might limit your rights or require you > to return the entire system on which the software is installed." > > The major OEMs will say "OK, then you must return the computer," and > you have no option but to comply. This is true for the USA. > > If you want no-OS laptops, try Puget Systems www.pugetsystems.com or > PCs for Everyone www.pcsforeveryone.com > > HTH > > ~Brian > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"
Those links both sport some pretty expensive prices. My comparable ASUS cost about half that, and came with Windows 7 installed (which I simply erased). Are those prices for real? -- Sterling (Chip) Camden | sterl...@camdensoftware.com | 2048D/3A978E4F http://chipsquips.com | http://camdensoftware.com | http://chipstips.com
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