Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on January 07, 2007 03:16 AM
Well the point is not the money but the annoyance it costs the vendor (here DELL). They have to employ customer services agents for this. And the more people follow this example the less likely DELL is going to ignore this Windows tax - that suddenly is a add-on cost they have to consider in their offerings.
If enough people follow this example, DELL get's seriously pissed with their current windows-only policy and might even consider offering Linux for real (pre-installed and all that) - or at least offer every PC in a no-OS version.