I saw this online somewhere and just wanted to say that I am really surprised we don't see it happen more often now that Dell sells Ubuntu computers.
The woman in the article ordered a dell laptop with Ubuntu installed for the operating system and when she got it she couldn't use it because she needed windows to set up her Verizon internet. I could probably find a way around that and she probably could have too but didn't. At least Verizon is helping her with that.
It seems to me that she bought the linux computer with out knowing what she was buying and I assume that it was clearly stated that the computer didn't come with windows. If so then too bad for her. She could always have bought her own copy of windows and installed it herself or had it installed.
For some reason computers bring out the dumb in people. So many people just find it easy to say it doesn't work than learn or figure out problems on their own. I always thought this could be a problem with dell selling Linux computers but it hasn't been as much of one as I expected.