Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on January 06, 2007 06:01 AM
If it is a bundle then this is tying, which is illegal in many places on this planet. Also you get to see the EULA, which imposes all kind of limitations on you, AFTER the sale has been made. This too is illegal in many places.(actually, in many places this means you clicking on agree has no legal meaning at all. the "agreement" is not part of the sale)
About considering windows a "free bonus", that does not fly because usually Dell gives you options for different versions for different amounts of money.Thay makes it very clear it is not free.
But even if Dell can demand the whole machine to be returned for a refund, do you really thing they want that ? That would probably cost them more that refunding you for Windows.