its neither naive or stupid, it is the truth.
> Again one has nothing to do with the other. The fact of the matter is that
> you made a simply clueless comment that the OS on a pre-installed PC is
> free. That is either naive, or stupid, or in your case both. The price of
> the OS is included in the total package price. Period. And you can order an
> OEM PC sans OS for less then with OS. And no, unless you are a lawyer, and
> feel like spending your energies for free to make a point the average Joe
> will not get a refund if they remove, or do not use the OS. Again,
> pointless, as that is not what the discussion is about. It is only that you
> have taken it there as you cannot in any way defend you stupid comment that
> the OS is not built into the price of an OEM PC and is therefore FREE! You
> can't defend it because you are as usual 100% wrong.
>>so *, have you ever gotten a refund forthe money you spent on the
>>unwanted microsoft software included with a pc??
>>>Hyubso, do you seriously think that the price of the OS is NOT built
>>>the total price one pays for the PC? How old are you? You do know that
>>>Compaq, HP, Acer, Dell and on and on pay a fee for the OS? It is passed
>>>along to the end-user in the price of the PC. PERIOD! So for you to say
>>>end-user did not purchase the OS is just plain stupid. So bottom line,
>>>would be the motivation for someone to pay for GEOS? Why run, (for lack
> of a
>>>better term), one OS inside another OS? If it is to use GEOS' DTP apps
>>>forget it. Star Office, (now OpenOffice), totally blows GEOS' DTP's out
>>>the water and it is FREE!
>>>>ok, smarty, go hire a lawyer and try to collect your refund from
>>>>microsoft or the pc vendor.. you will never get it even though you spent
>>>>a bundle of time and money trying to collect it....
>>>>>Actually silly you. There is a legal clause that does state if you
>>>>>and or do not want the pre-installed OS you get the money back for the
>>>>>of the OS. So now what's your comeback?
>>>>>>if you try removing the windows os included with name brand pcs, you
>>>>>>get NO REFUND, so obviously windows does not cost anything, which
>>>>>>it is free.
>>>>>>>That's silly. Even an average Joe knows the price of the PC includes
>>>>>>>>99% of people do NOT buy windows.. it is included "free" with the
>>>>>>>>>So folks are going to buy Windows and then buy GEOS? Why?
>>>>>>>>>GEOS apps outta da water and it is FREE!