UK Law - Can I apply for a refund for a unused bundled copy of WinXP from MS or Tosh?
I've not opened packaging, agreed to any MS license, etc - formatted the machine with SuSE 9.1 as soon as I turned it on. I remember a story of someone getting a refund in the US for this...
I resent paying for a MS product I will never use - PC World (the major highstreet retailer of PCs in the UK) will not supply a PC without Windows.
Furthermore, it's taken a good half hour to remove microsoft stickers from the laptop cleanly (with turps on cotton wool) - would you buy a brand new car with hard to remove sickers on the bonnet for, say, the manufacturer of the radio? I think not...
I know I can buy a laptop on-line without windows, but I should be able to go to a major store and be given real choice...
By the way, PC World use OpenOffice as their standard office package(!)