Re: [crosspost] M$+Toshiba sabotaging Linux
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 14:20:08 GMT
Dave Uhring wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 10:48:08 +0000, Bruce Coryell wrote:
>>This is part of the rebel-ness of using Linux. The PC manufacturers
>>and Mickey-Soft have contracts to scratch each other's backs, and with
>>Linux, you're on your own, with only the user community for support. In
>>my own case, I build my own PC's anyway, so warranties are no issue.
> You are on your own using Microsfot's garbage, too, unless you are willing
> to pay thousands of dollars for support and upgrades. If you have ever
> read one of their EULAs you would see that Microsfot indemnifies you in
> the amount of $5.00 USD if you can *prove* their products defective.
Not only that. When I called for tech help on product which was just
over warranty (3 months on XP), they (MS rep from India) send me to
newsgroups! Can you imagine Ford selling a car that fails once a day in
the middle of the highway (frozen Win), and then sends the driver for
help to the truck stop to ask around other drivers what is wrong with
In this case HP took over and send back up XP CD as a matter of
courtesy, not warranty.
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