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March 24, 2007

Run Linux, Lose Warranty

Filed under: linux, Ubuntu — tuxicity @ 8:02 am

Laura Breeden bought a new Compaq Presario C304NR notebook in January.

She bought it because she wanted to get rid of Windows and all the malware that surrounds it and move to Linux, and her old laptop lacked the memory and power to run Ubuntu Edgy. The salespeople assured her that the C304NR was “Linux ready.” But they didn’t tell her that running Linux would void her warranty.

But when she started to have keyboard problems Compaq told her: “No warranty unless the original OS (windows) is installed”.

Conclusion of the writer:

“The bigger problem is that Microsoft’s tentacles are still obvious in choking a free marketplace, and the tier one manufacturers are still submissive to and complicit in Microsoft’s enterprise.”

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