Subject: Re: Recommendation on laptops, notebooks or portables for NetBSD.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wolfgang Rupprecht <wolfgang+gnus20021219T095116@wsrcc.com>
Date: 12/19/2002 10:07:13
email@example.com (Wojciech Puchar) writes:
> very good!!!
> unfortunately almost not possible in Poland :( consumer
> rights are only theory here...
An alternative may be to sell one's unwanted Microsoft license
certificate to a third party.
Microsoft's ability to sell a whole new operating system with
every PC that ships, and to block the growth of a
secondary/secondhand OS market, has been checked slightly - in
Germany. A German appeal court has ruled that Microsoft can't
stop dealers selling software it intends should ship only with
new PCs separately. [...]
I recall reading in some other story (which I can't find right now)
that some german store was offering $50-$70 for a valid second-hand
license to the OS.
Wolfgang Rupprecht http://www.wsrcc.com/wolfgang/
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