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  1. [News] Signs That Unbundling in Europe Might Be Very Near (Windows Refunds)

    French court orders Windows refund

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | In France, it is illegal to bundle software and to refuse to reimburse the
    | customer for unwanted licences, under Article L.122-1 of the French Consumer
    | Code. The Tribunal de Grande Instance ruled that offering an expensive refund
    | option was tantamount to offering no refund option at all, hence finding for
    | the consumer and requiring that Asus stump up.
    `----

    http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...t-nobbles-asus

    That's a big blow to Microsoft. Many people will follow this route.


    Recent:

    French police deal blow to Microsoft

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    | The French paramilitary police force said Wednesday it is ditching Microsoft
    | for the free Linux operating system, becoming one of the biggest
    | administrations in the world to make the break. *
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    http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5...LZ3IeRaIH03x6w


    French consumer protectionists are demanding PCs without preinstalled
    software

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | The consumer protectionists of the French organization UFC-Que Choisir
    | are demanding of the IT group Hewlett-Packard and the vendors Auchan
    | and Darty that they offer PCs without preinstalled software.
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | UFC-Que Choisir last year also took action against Sony and Apple,
    | taking the two companies to court for allegedly putting their
    | customers at a disadvantage through proprietary DRM technologies
    | and curtailing their choice of devices.
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    http://www.heise.de/english/newstick...605/from/rss09


    French consumer group attacks PC software bundling

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | UFC-Que Choisir legal officer Sandra Wouhling said current
    | practice effectively forced ordinary consumers to buy computers
    | using Microsoft operating systems whereas companies anda
    | dministrations were offered a real choice.
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    http://yahoo.reuters.com/news/articl...mktNews&rpc=44
    http://tinyurl.com/yf7kfu


    French Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Choose Mandriva

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries chose to migrate its local
    | servers (about 400 machines) from Windows NT Server to Mandriva
    | Corporate Server 4.0, within two years.
    `----

    http://www.mandriva.com/company/pres...hoose_mandriva


    France pins hopes of growth on open-source software

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    | The French government plans to make the region around Paris a center of
    | excellence for open-source software development, the French Minister of the
    | Economy, Finance and Industry, Thierry Breton, said Monday.
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    http://open.itworld.com/4915/061205f...en/page_1.html


    French National Assembly switches to Linux

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    | Linux, OpenOffice and Firefox favoured
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | One deputy in favour of the move is Bernard Carayon, commissioned by
    | the Prime Minister earlier this year to report on how European
    | businesses could play a greater role in developing global industrial
    | standards, in order to reduce Europe's economic dependance on other
    | regions.
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    http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=7687


    Free Ubuntu laptops for French students

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    | Five thousand French students now have laptops running
    | Ubuntu, thanks to a local government initiative.
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    http://fridge.ubuntu.com/node/597
    http://linuxfr.org/2006/10/16/21479.html

  2. Re: [News] Signs That Unbundling in Europe Might Be Very Near (Windows Refunds)

    Roy Schestowitz wrote:

    > French court orders Windows refund
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | In France, it is illegal to bundle software and to refuse to reimburse
    > | the customer for unwanted licences, under Article L.122-1 of the French
    > | Consumer Code. The Tribunal de Grande Instance ruled that offering an
    > | expensive refund option was tantamount to offering no refund option at
    > | all, hence finding for the consumer and requiring that Asus stump up.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/05/19

    french-court-nobbles-asus
    >
    > That's a big blow to Microsoft. Many people will follow this route.


    If the French can do it, the rest of the EU, UK and the world can do it.

    Why should France alone get better consumer protection?


  3. Re: [News] Signs That Unbundling in Europe Might Be Very Near (Windows Refunds)

    ____/ 7 on Monday 19 May 2008 19:03 : \____

    > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >
    >> French court orders Windows refund
    >>
    >> ,----[ Quote ]
    >> | In France, it is illegal to bundle software and to refuse to reimburse
    >> | the customer for unwanted licences, under Article L.122-1 of the French
    >> | Consumer Code. The Tribunal de Grande Instance ruled that offering an
    >> | expensive refund option was tantamount to offering no refund option at
    >> | all, hence finding for the consumer and requiring that Asus stump up.
    >> `----
    >>
    >> http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/05/19

    > french-court-nobbles-asus
    >>
    >> That's a big blow to Microsoft. Many people will follow this route.

    >
    > If the French can do it, the rest of the EU, UK and the world can do it.
    >
    > Why should France alone get better consumer protection?


    Because Pearly owns Gordon Clown?

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  4. Re: [News] Signs That Unbundling in Europe Might Be Very Near (Windows Refunds)

    On Tue, 20 May 2008 03:28:32 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

    > ____/ 7 on Monday 19 May 2008 19:03 : \____
    >
    >> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >>
    >>> French court orders Windows refund
    >>>
    >>> ,----[ Quote ]
    >>> | In France, it is illegal to bundle software and to refuse to reimburse
    >>> | the customer for unwanted licences, under Article L.122-1 of the French
    >>> | Consumer Code. The Tribunal de Grande Instance ruled that offering an
    >>> | expensive refund option was tantamount to offering no refund option at
    >>> | all, hence finding for the consumer and requiring that Asus stump up.
    >>> `----
    >>>
    >>> http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/05/19

    >> french-court-nobbles-asus
    >>>
    >>> That's a big blow to Microsoft. Many people will follow this route.

    >>
    >> If the French can do it, the rest of the EU, UK and the world can do it.
    >>
    >> Why should France alone get better consumer protection?

    >
    > Because Pearly owns Gordon Clown?


    What an asinine statement.

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