[lug] The tide's turning perhaps... :-)

D. Stimits stimits at attbi.com
Sun Sep 29 13:55:34 MDT 2002

Mr Viggy wrote:
> Perhaps...  But, my initial reaction would be, why take it back?  Why 
> not install Linux NOW???

Many places won't honor their warranty if the o/s is not installed from 
their disks. Of course the owner could probably re-install windows from 
the store disks if returning it. It is funny that many of these 
retailers will not even honor the warranty if another version of windows 
is installed...even the same type of windows installed from a CD not of 
their own can remove all service aid in the warranty.

D. Stimits, stimits AT attbi.com

> :-)
> Viggy
> Chip Atkinson wrote:
>> Hi all.  I was in a computer store today and overheard something I had to
>> share.  A young man and woman (ok, I'm 40, so you know what that means)
>> were looking at a computer that the store guy was working on.  I could 
>> see
>> that it was Win2K that was doing some sort of checkdisk thing.  The woman
>> was rather distressed about what was going on and the problems that she
>> must have had a while back.  I heard her say "why don't we just take the
>> whole thing back?" and some other mutterings about the problems with the
>> machine.  Then I hear her say "I wish we'd just installed Linux.  None of
>> this would probably be happening right now."
>> Chip

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