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    Deviant Linux...

    (Tech Support | California, USA)

    Caller: "I need to report a very serious computer crime! The local university
    is running an illegal computer system!"

    Me: "Could you please repeat that"

    Caller: "The local university is running an illegal computer system! They've
    hacked it!"

    Me: "How could you tell they'd hacked it"

    Caller: "Well, when it booted, it didn???t say Windows or Microsoft or
    anything! It said something about Deviant Linux, I think, and the main
    screen looked nothing like my good, legal Windows screen at home!
    I think they hacked that, too!"

    Me: "Do you mean Debian Linux"

    Caller: "Yes, that! Is it some sort of computer mafia or something"

    Me: "Uh, no, it's just a different operating system. Nothing to worry about."

    Caller: "But it's illegal! It's not Microsoft, not even Windows! They're on a
    normal Microsoft computer, so they're breaking the law! I think they stole
    my identity when I came in the building! I'm calling the FBI!" *hangs up*

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    Made me giggle *Have some rep*

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    The saddest thing to me is that some people will think that is correct!
    I have had a sales man tell me that it was illeagal to sell a computer without Windows.
    alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by salan View Post
    The saddest thing to me is that some people will think that is correct!
    I have had a sales man tell me that it was illeagal to sell a computer without Windows.
    alan
    Sales people will believe anything as long as the price is right lol, once they've got the money they take that money and run

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    Quote Originally Posted by salan View Post
    The saddest thing to me is that some people will think that is correct!
    I have had a sales man tell me that it was illeagal to sell a computer without Windows.
    alan
    I've come across this before, and it's pure ignorance. It makes me sad

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    I have too, enjoy putting them straight though

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    To be fair, MS had a damn good try at persuading most of them that was the case a few years back before getting a slap on the wrists, I can see why it would stick in sales droids heads...

    MS: it's (nearly) illegal to buy PCs without Windows ? The Register

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutToLunch View Post
    To be fair, MS had a damn good try at persuading most of them that was the case a few years back before getting a slap on the wrists, I can see why it would stick in sales droids heads...

    MS: it's (nearly) illegal to buy PCs without Windows ? The Register
    Can't remember who it was exactly ( I think it was Geoff or an article that he posted ) ref buying a dell laptop without an OS and they got refunded because they got the laptop without an MS OS ie using linux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Can't remember who it was exactly ( I think it was Geoff or an article that he posted ) ref buying a dell laptop without an OS and they got refunded because they got the laptop without an MS OS ie using linux.
    i remember that, the guy brought a dell laptop, installed ubuntu without ever booting windows and then asked for his money back on the XP license



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