Dell customer gets Windows refund
Tectonic reader Ken sent us a link to this story. Dell customer Zvi Devir from Haifa in Northern Israel, was recently able to do what most open source fans just dream about: He managed to get Dell to give him a refund for the Windows software shipped on his new laptop which he didn’t want because he was planning to run Linux.
Vista’s end-user license agreement stated that “by using this software, you accept these terms. If you do not accept them, do not use the software. instead, contact the manufacturer or installer to determine their return policy for a refund or credit.” Which is what Devir did.
Intially he was fobbed off but after taking the issue to the small claims court, Devir was finally rewarded with a cheque for $137 (R1 386).