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a52dec-0.7.4-i486-3frg [inst=no]: a52dev (AC-3 decoder library)
abiword-2.4.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: abiword (AbiWord Personal)
aiksaurus-1.2.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: aiksaurus
anjuta-2.0.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: anjuta
at-spi-1.6.6-i486-1frg [inst=no]: at-spi
atk-1.10.3-i486-1frg [inst=no]: atk
audiofile-0.2.6-i486-2frg [inst=no]: audiofile (audio support library)
autogen-5.7.2-i486-2frg [inst=no]: autogen
avidemux-2.0.42-i486-2frg [inst=no]: avidemux
avifile-0.7_0.7.43-i486-3frg [inst=no]: avifile
bakery-2.3.15-i486-2frg [inst=no]: bakery
balsa-2.3.4-i486-3frg [inst=no]: balsa
banshee- [inst=no]: banshee
beagle-0.1.2-i486-2frg [inst=no]: beagle
bluefish-1.0.4-i486-1frg [inst=no]: bluefish
bmp- [inst=no]: bmp - beep media player
bmpx-0.12.7-i486-1frg [inst=no]: bmpx
boo- [inst=no]: boo
bug-buddy-2.12.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: bug-buddy
cairo-1.0.2-i486-1frg [inst=yes]: cairo
clearlooks-0.6.2-i486-3frg [inst=no]: clearlooks
coaster- [inst=no]: coaster
contact-lookup-applet-0.13-i486-1frg [inst=no]: contact-lookup-applet
control-center-2.12.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: control-center
dasher-3.2.18-i486-2frg [inst=no]: dasher
dbus-0.50-i486-3frg [inst=yes]: dbus
dbus-sharp-0.50-i486-1frg [inst=no]: dbus-sharp
denu-2.3.2-i486-3frg [inst=no]: denu
desktop-file-utils-0.10-i486-2frg [inst=no]: desktop-file-utils
devhelp-0.9.3-i486-3frg [inst=no]: devhelp
dia-0.94-i486-3frg [inst=no]: dia
divx4linux-5.0.5-i486-2frg [inst=no]: divx4linux
drivel-2.0.2-i486-2frg [inst=no]: drivel
dvgrab-1.8-i486-1frg [inst=no]: dvgrab
easytag-1.99.9-i486-1frg [inst=no]: easytag
eel-2.12.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: eel
enchant-1.2.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: enchant
eog-2.12.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: eog
epiphany-1.8.2-i486-2frg [inst=no]: epiphany (GNOME web browser)
epiphany-extensions-1.8.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: epiphany-extensions
esound-0.2.36-i486-3frg [inst=no]: esound (Enlightened Sound Daemon)
evince-0.4.0-i486-2frg [inst=no]: evince
evolution-2.4.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: evolution
evolution-caldav- [inst=no]: evolution-caldav
evolution-data-server- [inst=no]: evolution-data-server
evolution-exchange-2.4.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: evolution-exchange
evolution-webcal-2.4.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: evolution-webcal
ExtUtils-Depends-0.205-i486-2frg [inst=no]: ExtUtils-Depends
ExtUtils-PkgConfig-1.07-i486-2frg [inst=no]: ExtUtils-PkgConfig
faac-1.24-i486-2frg [inst=no]: faac
faad2-2.0-i486-4frg [inst=no]: FAAD
ffmpeg-0.4.9pre1-i486-3frg [inst=no]: ffmpeg
file-roller-2.12.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: file-roller
frg-artwork-1.0.2-i486-3frg [inst=no]: frg-artwork
frg-firefox-libs-2.12.0-noarch-1frg [inst=no]: frg-firefox-libs
frg-version-2.12.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: frg-version
frgnome-2.12.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: Freerock GNOME - The GNOME desktop environment meta package
frgnome-bindings-2.12.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: frg-gnome-bindings - GNOME bindings meta package
frgnome-bindings-c++-2.12.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: frgnome-bindings-c++ - GNOME bindings for C++ meta package
frgnome-bindings-perl-2.12.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: frgnome-bindings-perl - GNOME bindings for Perl meta package
frgnome-bindings-python-2.12.0-i486-2frg [inst=no]: frgnome-bindings-python - GNOME bindings for Python meta package
frgnome-desktop-2.12.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: frgnome-desktop - GNOME desktop meta package
frgnome-desktop-reqs-2.12.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: frgnome-desktop-reqs - Required software for GNOME
frgnome-office-2.12.0-i486-3frg [inst=no]: frgnome-office - GNOME office meta package
frgnome-other-2.12.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: frgnome-other - GNOME other meta package
frgnome-platform-2.12.0-i486-2frg [inst=no]: frgnome-platform - GNOME Platform metapackage
frgnome-themes-2.12.0-i486-2frg [inst=no]: frgnome-themes - GNOME themes meta package
fribidi-0.10.7-i486-1frg [inst=no]: fribidi
gail-1.8.6-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gail
gaim-1.5.0-i486-3frg [inst=no]: gaim
gal2-2.5.3-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gal2
galeon-1.3.21-i486-4frg [inst=no]: galeon (GNOME web browser)
gamin-0.1.5-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gamin
gc-6.4-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gc
gcalctool-5.6.31-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gcalctool (calculator application)
gconf-2.12.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gconf
gconf-editor-2.12.0-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gconf-editor
gconfmm-2.12.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gconfmm
gDesklets-0.35.2-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gDesklets
gdl-0.6.0-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gdl - Gnome Devtool Libraries
gdm- [inst=no]: gdm
gecko-sharp-2.0-0.11-i486-1frg [inst=no]: Gecko-Sharp
gedit-2.12.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gedit
gftp-2.0.18-i486-3frg [inst=no]: gftp
ggv-2.12.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: ggv
ghex-2.8.1-i486-3frg [inst=no]: ghex
gimp-2.2.9-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gimp (The GNU Image Manipulation Program)
gimp-2.3.5-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gimp (The GNU Image Manipulation Program)
glade-2.12.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: glade
Glib-1.093-i486-1frg [inst=no]: Glib
glib2-2.8.4-i486-1frg [inst=no]: glib2 (library of C routines)
glibmm-2.8.1-i486-1frg [inst=yes]: glibmm
glitz-0.4.4-i486-1frg [inst=yes]: glitz
gmime-2.1.16-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gmime
gmime-sharp-2.1.16-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gmime-sharp
gnome-applets-2.12.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gnome-applets
gnome-audio-2.0.0-noarch-2frg [inst=no]: gnome-audio
gnome-backgrounds-2.12.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gnome-backgrounds
gnome-blog-0.9-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gnome-blog
gnome-build-0.1.2-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gnome-build
gnome-common-2.12.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gnome-common
gnome-cups-manager-0.30-i486-3frg [inst=no]: gnome-cups-manager
gnome-desktop-2.12.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gnome-desktop
gnome-doc-utils-0.4.3-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gnome-doc-utils
gnome-extra-themes-1.0.1-noarch-6frg [inst=no]: gnome-extra-themes
gnome-games-2.12.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gnome-games
gnome-icon-theme-2.12.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gnome-icon-theme
gnome-keyring-0.4.6-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gnome-keyring
gnome-keyring-manager-2.12.0-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gnome-keyring-manager
gnome-mag-0.12.2-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gnome-mag
gnome-media-2.12.0-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gnome-media
gnome-menus-2.12.0-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gnome-menus
gnome-mime-data-2.4.2-i486-3frg [inst=no]: gnome-mime-data
gnome-netstatus-2.12.0-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gnome-netstatus
gnome-nettool-1.4.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: GNOME interface for various networking tools
gnome-panel-2.12.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gnome-panel
gnome-pilot-2.0.13-i486-3frg [inst=no]: gnome-pilot
gnome-pilot-conduits-2.0.13-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gnome-pilot-conduits
gnome-pkgtool-0.5.2-i486-3frg [inst=no]: gnome-pkgtool
gnome-power-manager- [inst=no]: gnome-power-manager
gnome-python-2.12.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gnome-python
gnome-python-extras-2.12.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gnome-python-extras
gnome-screensaver-0.0.20-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gnome-screensaver
gnome-session-2.12.0-i486-3frg [inst=no]: gnome-session
gnome-speech-0.3.9-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gnome-speech
gnome-spell-1.0.6-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gnome-spell
gnome-system-monitor-2.12.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gnome-system-monitor
gnome-system-tools-1.4.0-i486-4frg [inst=no]: gnome-system-tools
gnome-terminal-2.12.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gnome-terminal
gnome-themes-2.12.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gnome-themes
gnome-themes-extras-0.8.1-i486-5frg [inst=no]: gnome-themes-extras
gnome-user-share-0.8-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gnome-user-share
gnome-utils-2.12.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gnome-utils
gnome-vfs- [inst=no]: gnome-vfs
gnome-vfsmm-2.12.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gnome-vfsmm
gnome-volume-manager-1.4.0-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gnome-volume-manager
Gnome2-1.023-i486-2frg [inst=no]: Gnome2
Gnome2-Canvas-1.002-i486-2frg [inst=no]: Gnome2-Canvas
Gnome2-GConf-1.013-i486-1frg [inst=no]: Gnome2-GConf
gnome2-user-docs-2.8.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gnome2-user-docs
Gnome2-VFS-1.031-i486-1frg [inst=no]: Gnome2-VFS
gnomebaker-0.5.0-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gnomebaker
gnomemeeting-1.2.2-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gnomemeeting
gnopernicus-0.12.0-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gnopernicus
gnumeric-1.5.90-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gnumeric
goffice-0.0.4-i486-1frg [inst=no]: GOffice
gok-1.0.5-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gok
goobox-0.9.92-i486-2frg [inst=no]: goobox
gossip-0.9-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gossip
gpdf-2.10.0-i486-3frg [inst=no]: gpdf
gpgme-1.0.3-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gpgme
gphoto2-2.1.6-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gphoto2
gqview-2.0.1-i486-3frg [inst=no]: gqview
graphviz-2.4-i486-3frg [inst=no]: graphviz
graveman-0.3.12_4-i486-2frg [inst=no]: graveman
grip-3.3.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: grip
gslapt-0.3.8-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gslapt (GTK slapt-get, an APT like system for Slackware)
gst-ffmpeg-0.8.7-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gst-ffmpeg
gst-monkeysaudio-0.8.0-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gst-monkeysaudio
gst-plugins-0.8.11-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gst-plugins
gst-python-0.8.2-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gst-python
gstreamer-0.8.11-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gstreamer
gthumb-2.6.8-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gthumb
gtk+2-2.8.7-i486-1frg [inst=no]: GTK+ version 2
gtk-engines-2.6.5-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gtk-engines (GTK+ themes)
gtk-sharp-1.0.10-i486-1frg [inst=no]: GTK-Sharp
gtk-sharp2-2.4.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: GTK-Sharp
Gtk2-1.093-i486-1frg [inst=no]: Gtk2
Gtk2-GladeXML-1.005-i486-2frg [inst=no]: Gtk2-GladeXML
gtkam-0.1.12-i486-4frg [inst=no]: gtkam
gtkhtml-3.8.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gtkhtml
gtkmm-2.8.1-i486-1frg [inst=yes]: gtkmm
gtkpod-0.94.0-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gtkpod
gtksourceview-1.4.2-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gtksourceview
gtksourceview-sharp-2.0-0.10-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gtksourceview-sharp-2.0
gtkspell-2.0.11-i486-1frg [inst=no]: gtkspell
gucharmap-1.4.4-i486-2frg [inst=no]: gucharmap (character map utility)
hal-0.5.4-i486-4frg [inst=no]: hal (hardware abstraction layer)
heimdal-0.7-i486-1frg [inst=no]: heimdal
hicolor-icon-theme-0.8-i486-2frg [inst=no]: hicolor-icon-theme
howl-1.0.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: howl
id3lib-3.8.3-i486-2frg [inst=no]: id3lib
ikvm-0.20-i486-1frg [inst=no]: ikvm
Imaging-1.1.5-i486-1frg [inst=no]: Imaging
inkscape-0.42.2-i486-2frg [inst=no]: inkscape
intltool-0.34.1-noarch-1frg [inst=no]: intltool
ipod-sharp-0.5.10-i486-1frg [inst=no]: ipod-sharp
iso-codes-0.49-noarch-1frg [inst=no]: iso-codes
istanbul-0.1.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: istanbul
kino-0.7.6-i486-5frg [inst=no]: kino
lame-3.96.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: lame - LAME Ain't an Mp3 Encoder
libart_lgpl-2.3.17-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libart_lgpl
libavc1394-0.5.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libavc1394
libbonobo-2.10.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libbonobo
libbonoboui-2.10.1-i486-3frg [inst=no]: libbonoboui
libburn-0.2-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libburn
libcap-1.10-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libcap
libcdaudio-0.99.12p2-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libcdaudio
libcddb-1.2.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libcddb
libcdio-0.76-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libcdio
libcoaster-0.1pre1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libcoaster
libcroco-0.6.0-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libcroco (CSS2 parsing library)
libdv-0.104-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libdv
libdvbpsi4-0.1.5-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libdvbpsi4
libdvdcss-1.2.9-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libdvdcss (DVD access library)
libdvdnav-0.1.10-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libdvdnav
libdvdplay-1.0.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libdvdplay
libdvdread-0.9.4-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libdvdread (DVD access library)
libebml-0.7.3-i486-3frg [inst=no]: libebml
libesmtp-1.0.3r1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libesmtp
libexif-gtk-0.3.5-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libexif-gtk
libfame-0.9.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libfame
libgail-gnome-1.1.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libgail-gnome
libgcrypt-1.2.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libgcrypt
libgda-1.9.100-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libgda
libgdiplus-1.1.10-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libgdiplus
libglade-2.5.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libglade
libglademm-2.6.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libglademm
libgnome- [inst=no]: libgnome
libgnomecanvas-2.12.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libgnomecanvas
libgnomecanvasmm-2.12.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libgnomecanvasmm
libgnomecups-0.2.2-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libgnomecups
libgnomedb-1.9.100-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libgnomedb
libgnomemm-2.12.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libgnomemm
libgnomeprint-2.12.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libgnomeprint
libgnomeprintui-2.12.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libgnomeprintui
libgnomesu-1.0.0-i486-3frg [inst=no]: libgnomesu
libgnomeui-2.12.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libgnomeui
libgnomeuimm-2.12.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libgnomeuimm
libgpg-error-1.0-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libgpg-error
libgphoto2-2.1.6-i486-3frg [inst=no]: libgphoto2
libgsf-1.12.3-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libgsf
libgtkhtml-2.6.3-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libgtkhtml
libgtop-2.12.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libgtop
libidl-0.8.6-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libIDL
libipoddevice-0.3.5-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libipoddevice
libmatroska-0.7.5-i486-3frg [inst=no]: libmatroska
libmms-0.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libmms
libmovtar-0.1.3-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libmovtar
libmpcdec-1.2.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libmpcdec
libmusicbrainz-2.1.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libmusicbrainz
libnotify-0.2.2-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libnotify
liboil-0.3.3-i486-1frg [inst=no]: liboil
libquicktime-0.9.7-i486-3frg [inst=no]: libquicktime
libraw1394-1.1.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libraw1394
librsvg-2.12.7-i486-1frg [inst=no]: librsvg
libsamplerate-0.1.2-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libsamplerate
libsigc++-2.0.16-i486-2frg [inst=yes]: libsigc++
libsndfile-1.0.12-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libsndfile
libsoup- [inst=no]: libsoup
libtheora-1.0alpha5-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libtheora
libvisual-0.2.0-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libvisual
libvisual-plugins-0.2.0-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libvisual-plugins
libwmf- [inst=no]: libwmf
libwnck-2.12.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libwnck
libwpd-0.8.0-i486-2frg [inst=no]: libwpd
libxklavier-2.0-i486-3frg [inst=no]: libxklavier
libxml++-2.12.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libxml++
libxml2-2.6.22-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libxml2 (XML parser library)
libxslt-1.1.15-i486-1frg [inst=no]: libxslt (XML transformation library)
liferea-1.0_RC3-i486-1frg [inst=no]: liferea
lock-keys-applet-1.0-i486-2frg [inst=no]: no description
loudmouth-1.0.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: loudmouth
mail-notification-1.1-i486-4frg [inst=no]: mail-notification
mail-notification-2.0-i486-3frg [inst=no]: mail-notification
mergeant-0.62-i486-2frg [inst=no]: mergeant
metacity-2.12.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: metacity
metacity-2.12.1p-i486-1frg [inst=no]: metacity
mjpegtools-1.6.2-i486-2frg [inst=no]: mjpegtools
mono-1.1.10-i486-1frg [inst=no]: Mono
monodevelop-0.8-i486-2frg [inst=no]: monodevelop
monodoc-1.1.10-i486-1frg [inst=no]: MonoDoc
mpeg2dec-0.4.0b-i486-2frg [inst=no]: mpeg2dec
mpeg4ip-1.3-i486-2frg [inst=no]: mpeg4ip
nautilus-2.12.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: nautilus
nautilus-cd-burner-2.12.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: nautilus-cd-burner
nautilus-open-terminal-0.4-i486-1frg [inst=no]: nautilus-open-terminal
nautilus-python-0.4.0-i486-1frg [inst=no]: nautilus-python
nautilus-sendto-0.4-i486-2frg [inst=no]: nautilus-sendto
notification-daemon-0.2.2-i486-1frg [inst=no]: notification-daemon
nvu-1.0-i486-2frg [inst=no]: nvu (a complete Web Authoring System)
openh323-1.15.6-i486-2frg [inst=no]: OpenH323
openh323-cvs-i486-1frg [inst=no]: OpenH323
openldap-2.2.27-i486-2frg [inst=no]: openldap
openslp-1.2.1-i486-1frg [inst=no]: openslp
orbit2-2.12.4-i486-2frg [inst=no]: orbit2
ots-0.4.2-i486-2frg [inst=no]: ots - Open Text Summarizer
pango-1.10.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: pango
pessulus-0.2-i486-1frg [inst=no]: pessulus
pkg-config-0.20-i486-1frg [inst=no]: pkg-config
planner-0.13-i486-3frg [inst=no]: planner
polypaudio-0.7-i486-2frg [inst=no]: polypaudio
poppler-0.4.2-i486-1frg [inst=no]: poppler
present-0.0.3-i486-1frg [inst=no]: present
psiconv-0.9.7-i486-2frg [inst=no]: psiconv
pstoedit-3.42-i486-1frg [inst=no]: pstoedit
pwlib-1.8.7-i486-2frg [inst=no]: pwlib - Portable Windows Libaray
pwlib-cvs-i486-1frg [inst=no]: pwlib - Portable Windows Libaray
pygtk-2.8.2-i486-1frg [inst=no]: pygtk
pyorbit-2.0.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: pyorbit
Pyrex-0.9.3-i486-2frg [inst=no]: Pyrex
pyxdg-0.15-i486-1frg [inst=no]: pyxdg
PyXML-0.8.4-i486-2frg [inst=no]: PyXML
rhythmbox-0.9.1-i486-2frg [inst=no]: rhythmbox
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A victory for free software over the "Microsoft tax"

This is a guest post by Marco Ciurcina, a lawyer who worked on this case.

The Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione) issued a judgment1 that bans the "Microsoft tax," a commercial practice that discourages users from converting their PCs to GNU/Linux or other free operating systems by forcing them to pay for a Windows license with their PCs. PC producers in Italy now cannot refuse to refund the price of the license to purchasers that will not run Windows.

The ruling definitively concludes the case filed in 2005 against a hardware producer by Marco Pieraccioli,2 with the support of the Consumer Association ADUC,3 and affirms Marco Pieraccioli's right to a refund for the price of the Microsoft Windows license for the computer he purchased.

The primary reason to insist on using free software4 is because nonfree software deprives the user of freedom, including the freedom to participate in its development. The "Microsoft tax" has no effect on that issue.

The "free" in "free software" refers to freedom. It does not mean "gratis," and copies of free software do not have to be distributed without charge. Selling a copy of one free program or many of them is legitimate.5

However, most GNU/Linux distributions are offered to the public gratis, while Windows is not. Therefore, switching to GNU/Linux offers an opportunity for the secondary benefit of saving money -- a benefit that many Italians would value. The "Microsoft tax" has the effect of abolishing that secondary benefit. Now the secondary benefit must be available.

The ruling applies to more than just Windows. The Court states a general principle that applies to any device with software preinstalled: "...who buys a computer on which a given operational software (operating system) was preinstalled by the manufacturer has the right, if he does not agree to the conditions of the license of the software made available to him at first start of the computer, to retain the computer returning only the software covered by the license he did not accept, with refund of the part of the price that specifically relates to it."6

According to the Supreme Court, any commercial practice that prevents the user from getting a refund "..would clash in different ways with the rules that protect the freedom of choice of the consumer, and the freedom of competition among firms..."7

On the one hand, therefore, the judgment follows the path of the French Courts' case law, that on several occasions stated that the joint sale of hardware and software, without providing for the buyer the possibility to obtain refund of preinstalled software, violates the right of the consumer.8

On the other hand, the Italian Supreme Court states that the act of hindering the refund violates the freedom of competition among firms. This statement of principle is interesting considering that, to date, the antitrust authorities have done little against business practices that "force" the joint sale of hardware and proprietary software. Now they may consider taking stronger action.

The focus of the Court's reasoning is that the sale of a PC with software preinstalled is not like the sale of a car with its components (the 4 wheels, the engine, etc.) that therefore are sold jointly. Buying a computer with preinstalled software, the user is required to conclude two different contracts: the first, when he buys the computer; the second, when he turns on the computer for the first time and he is required to accept or not the license terms of the preinstalled software.9 Therefore, if the user does not accept the software license, he has the right to keep the computer and install free software without having to pay the "Microsoft tax."


1 Judgement n. 19161/2014 published 11/9/2014
2 I had the honor to assist before the Supreme Court Marco Pieraccioli who already had favorable decisions both at first instance (judgment no. 5384/2007 of the Giudice di Pace di Firenze) and in second degree (judgment no. 2526/2010 of the Tribunale di Firenze).
3 See
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6 See p. 22 of the judgment.
7 See p. 21 of the judgment.
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9 The judgment at p. 21 states: "Having been assessed that there are not technological obstacles, the 'packaging' at the source of hardware and operating system Microsoft Windows (as it would for any other operating system for a fee) would actually respond, in substance, to a trade policy aimed at the forceful spread of the latter in the hardware retail (at least in that, a large majority, headed by the most established OEM brands); among other things, with cascade effects in order to the imposition on the market of additional software applications whose dissemination among final customers finds strong stimulus and influence - if not genuine compulsion - in more or less intense constraints of compatibility and interoperability (that this time we could define 'technological with commercial effect') with that operating system, that has at least tendency to be monopolistic".

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