[Haifux] Successful Windows Vista refund!!

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 02:07:04 MSK 2008

2008/12/3 Rafi Gordon <rafigordon at gmail.com>:
> Zvi,
>  - First, congratulations for winning this important battle !
>  - Second, I myself intend to buy a laptop in the near future.
> And indeed, after surfing many  israeli websites, I found out that all
> of them come with windows. I don't intend to use windows on my laptop.
> So may I ask: How long this process you ran took ? (from going to
> court till getting that payment) ? what do you advice me to do ?
> Or let's put it this way: it seems that your important struggle took a lot
> of time and headache. You won your case. However, from what appears
> in that news item, I doubt whether it is a precedent. They say there
> that it was a "pshara", and it says there that they are not
> binded by this case and it is "לפנים משורת הדין",
> So what do you advice me to do ?  to buy and then to go to court ?
> It seems to me that all the hassle of such a procedure , and
> traveling from the north the vendor offices (usually in the center)
> and back in case I will win it, is simply is not acceptable for me.
> And if I am not wrong, I heard that there are man known vendors who seel
> laptops with free linux abroad. And this is true for quite a time.
> Regards,
> Rafi

Rafi, contact Dell in Israel and tell them that you want a computer
with either Ubuntu/FreeDOS (they call these Open Source Laptops in
Dell-speak) or no OS at all. If we do not start telling the
distributors that we want this, then how can we expect them to provide

Dotan Cohen



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