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Why you should not pay for extended warranty if you use Linux

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

I have read a rather sad story today. Apparently the Best Buy Geeks squad refused to service the machine of someone who had purchased an $80 extended warranty for its netbook just because he had installed Ubuntu Linux.

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Created by Erlik 9 years 45 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 45 weeks ago
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SFLC Sues 14 Brands For Violating the GPL

http://www.softwarefreedom.org

The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) filed a copyright infringement suit against Best Buy, Samsung, JVC, Westinghouse, and ten other consumer electronics brands for using BusyBox in violation of the terms of the GPLv2.

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Created by Lysandra Ohrstrom 9 years 46 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 45 weeks ago
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Microsoft unleashes retail talking points attacking Linux, Macs

http://www.roughlydrafted.com

I'd seen the Linux presentation, apparently there's a Mac one out there too.

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Created by The Mad Hatter 10 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 7 weeks ago
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Microsoft 'indoctrinates' Best Buy workers with anti-Linux 'lies'

http://www.dailyfinance.com

Microsoft (MFST) is "indoctrinating" Best Buy (BBY) workers to sell its highly anticipated Windows 7 operating system using outright lies about the performance of open-source competitor Linux, according to Linux experts and at least one Best Buy employee who has seen the alleged Microsoft training slides.

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Created by australianrose 10 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 7 weeks ago
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Best Buy Sells Linux

http://linuxhow2.com

Best Buy has started selling the Asus Eee Laptop to consumers on their website. The Asus Eee Laptop comes pre-bundled with the Xandros Linux operating system.

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Created by amazingkip 11 years 35 weeks ago – Made popular 11 years 35 weeks ago
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Open Source Alternatives To Geek Squad

http://www.intranetjournal.com

Best Buy's Geek Squad has certainly enjoyed its share of press in recent months. But I found some amusing things about some of their policies -- which were recently leaked to the public (thanks to a link found at Digg.com). The policies demonstrate that the "agents" are expected to make legal judgment calls regarding such applications as P2P options.

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Created by mark 11 years 51 weeks ago – Made popular 11 years 51 weeks ago
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