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Re: [tlug] PC vendors.
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- From: Jonathan Q <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 18:16:47 +0900
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Erwan Loisant (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote: > I would like to know if the law in Japan is the same, and if it is easy to > buy a blank PC from these companies and especially from DELL which is the > leader. I don't know what the law is (Frank may know that) but I've never seen a PC that didn't come with an OS installed, although in some cases the OS was Linux. However, Japanese consumers seem to generally get less protection than in either Europe or the US, so I'd be very surprised to hear that there is any law about forced bundling. Price fixing is allegedly illegal, but you can go into two different and competing major electronics stores located within 200 meters or so of each other in Akihabara, and find countless examples of the same name brand products tagged at either the exact same price or within a few yen of each other. In my experience, the exact same price is the most common. I get Linux on my PC the old-fashioned way: I build it from parts and install whatever I want. I think that's what most TLUGgers are doing. Cheers, Jonathan
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