nelz wrote:Search The Register for PC World and Linux, there were a couple of interesting stories recently about them refusing to honour warranties when another OS was involved, including a broken laptop hinge after Linux was installed
johnhudson wrote:Warranties are usually a way of reducing the retailer's responsibility. If the manufacturer offers a warranty, the retailer can off-load their normal responsibility for the whole product.
As it is assumed that you will be adding software to Windoze, I think neither the manufacturer nor the retailer would get very far in a court hearing; they are probably relying on the fact that most people would not take them to court or know how to handle the case to get the result they want.
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