It's 2021 and millions of GNU/Linux users are still sending 💰 to Microsoft for a Windows system they will NOT use.
Buying a personal computer with a GNU/Linux distribution or with no OS is still a struggle.
What's your experience on this?
@bzg That's true, unfortunately OS less or Linux base computers are not available everywhere and don't have many variations (I think it's getting better though).
@bzg gee, I think I have mostly avoid that "MS Tax" by buying only used computers with either no OS or a "broken" OS with no extra cost to me, but this is still a problem if you want a new laptop.
I have never heard of anyone I know successfully getting a refund for an unused license of Windows, though. But then, none of my immediate contacts use Linux.
@bzg I have lucked out because I've only paid Microsoft once, over 15 years ago, when I had my very first computer. Since then, I've used "free" versions of Windows on self-built computers, or just used Linux. My laptop had a Windows license in it AFAIK, but I bought it from my school after finishing studies, so I still didn't *really* pay the OS.
Before I took the jump, I comforted myself with the thought I'd make use of the Windows license one day.
I think I'll stick with such suppliers for a while. They give much more bang for the buck.
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