A FIC phone with a real keyboard - Was: OpenMoko ON the iPhone

Dane Jensen careo at fastmail.fm
Tue Jan 16 00:20:53 CET 2007

On Saturday 13 January 2007 13:03, Carlo E. Prelz wrote:
> PS I have an unrelated question. I see that FIC produces laptops (the
> contact for clients here in the Netherlands is someone in the UK). I
> expect you are a user of these laptops. Do you have a good
> experience? I was very upset when, at the moment of buying my current
> laptop almost 2 years ago, I was forcefed a copy of XP. It is of
> little importance that it was away from my HD by the time I returned
> home by train from the shop. I had to pay, possibly for the first time
> since MS-DOS, a microsoft tax.
> Do you know if FIC is bound by the same idiot rules, or I can purchase
> a portable with a clean hard drive? I might be interested in a GR3
> model.

It may be a small consolation, but in theory you can get a refund from the 
laptop vendor if you refuse the Windows EULA and complain enough. There's a 
clause in the license itself about it, so the same idiot rules force vendors 
to include windows should also force them to refund it. This should help: 

I also recall hearing something about Thinkpads either pre-installed with 
Linux, or just without Windows, but I've no idea when or where that was :/ .


P.S. I apologize if another message from me comes through that's just quoted 
text, my mail client freaked out a bit.

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