Can I get a refund too?

Yesterday, a Linux fan received a refund of £55.23 from Dell for choosing not to accept the terms and conditions of the pre-installed copy of Windows XP Home edition with which his new laptop came. Instead, he selected the "No" radio button when asked whether he accepted Microsoft’s terms, eventually resulting in the above "goodwill unspecified" refund.

Every machine I have ever bought has always come with a whole heap of CDs containing software that I have chosen not to install: Microsoft Works is always a safe do not install option, along with stuff from the dreaded AOL and oodles of free CD-burning apps.

Can I get a refund on these, please?

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2 Responses to “Can I get a refund too?”

  1. elise on November 15th, 2006 21:19

    what’s wrong with Microsoft Works? it’s not a bad (free) alternative, if you’re not willing to shell out the bucks for Office.

  2. Dan on November 15th, 2006 21:37

    I’ve always had Office, so I’ve never seen the need. I understand that it’s useful though, although maybe less so now that we have Google’s “office” offering…

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