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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 44 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 44 weeks ago
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Top 10 Linux FUD Patterns - FUD Pattern #8: Linux will void your warranty

http://linuxfud.wordpress.com

Will the use of Linux void the manufacturer’s warranty of your computer hardware? This is one fear that prevents some people from making the leap to Linux, which is why it is on my Top 10 List of Linux FUD Patterns. The short answer is, it depends; however, there are steps that you can take to increase your probability of receiving service under a warranty.

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Created by Leonivek 10 years 50 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 49 weeks ago
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PC World Linux laptop warranty saga gets even more bizarre

http://www.daniweb.com

If your laptop hinge broke after a few months you might expect a warranty repair. This guy discovered to his horror that the biggest IT superstore in the UK would not repair his laptop because he had installed Linux. But then the story started getting really bizarre.

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