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Lenovo ordered to pay €1920 for making French laptop buyer pay for Windows too

http://www.techworld.com.au

A French laptop buyer has won a refund from Lenovo after a four-year legal battle over the cost of a Windows license he didn't want. The judgment could open the way for PC buyers elsewhere in Europe to obtain refunds for bundled software they don't want, French campaign group No More Racketware said.

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Microsoft Tries to Prevent Asus, Acer from Using Android, ChromeOS

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If you can't compete, litigate. This train of thought has been quite prevalent among major technology companies as of late, most notably by Apple and Microsoft, who both cannot compete with Android on merit, so they have to resort to patent lawsuits and FUD.

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Embedding ‘Microsoft Tax’ in Linux, Using Mono

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Advice to those wishing to free Linux and remove all Microsoft tax from it (hint: avoid vendors that pay Microsoft for Linux)

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LiMo Phones to Avoid: Vodafone 360 H1 (Samsung)

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Another Microsoft-taxed Linux phone debuts; Microsoft's CEO says Microsoft "screwed up with Windows Mobile"

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Amazon UK refunding Windows license fees

http://www.theopensourcerer.com

Alan Lord, a FOSS computer consultant based in the UK, has announced that Amazon UK honored his request for a refund of the Microsoft license fee portion of the cost of a new Asus netbook PC that came with Microsoft Windows XP. Lord details the steps that he took to obtain a refund of 40.00 GBP for the cost of the EULA, complete with links to click to request a refund.

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MS vs EU: Microsoft does not control Windows anymore

http://www.tech-no-media.com

I was quite surprised when I learned that some peoples at JCXP wanted to boycott the opera browser because of the EU actions against Microsoft regarding the bundling of IE 8. The problem is that their main argument would be valid in the US, but absolutely not in the EU.

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Microsoft tax on Linux’s horizon ?

http://www.stefanoforenza.com

How can you compete with free ? That’s the question every business publication has been asking to Microsoft lately. Of course priceless software is actractive per-se, so many online journalist and bloggers already foresaw Microsoft’s decline in the OS war.

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Eggs Thrown at Steve Ballmer (New Video)

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Eggs thrown at Microsoft's CEO in Hungary in protest of Microsoft tax... I think

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Microsoft gouging Brazilians for 20 percent of income

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Ever wonder why Brazil and other BRIC countries are so hot on open source, including Linux? Gustavo Duarte gives several reasons, not the least of which is the punitive pricing that Microsoft inflicts on these developing markets.

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