Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on January 09, 2007 08:08 AM
"Note the two words "IF APPLICABLE". Is this a way out for Dell??"
Nope, not if it's included with the machine. The only way that would work is if MS were giving it to Dell for free, which, of course, Microsoft doesn't. But even if they were, then you have the product dumping laws come into play, and MS is caught again. Therefore, there legally must be a non-zero cost. So, yes, he does have the right to a refund for that software, as he does not agree to the license.