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PC World claims Linux melts laptops

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THE "TECH" PEOPLE at PC World seem to think that Linux is responsible for creating manufacturing faults.

A Slashdot reader took his five-month-old laptop into PC World with a broken hinge to the display which had cracked the plastic casing.

However the technical wizards at PC World refused to fix the fault because the punter had replaced the pre-installed Windows Vista with Gentoo Linux.

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Um, read the article again.

The hinge CRACKED, it didn't melt. Gentoo didn't cause the failure. This is just a case of the retailer weaseling out of their warranty and support responsibilities through a technicality that had nothing to do with the problem.

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