That's not the point - they can just as easily use their refund money to get a PC (to run Linux), or get a XBox or Wii, or just spend it on hookers and blow.
It's no different than if my dishwasher doesn't perform as advertised - I get my money back, and if I want to buy a lesser dishwasher, that's my own business.
Around here, we have a law that says the state (as in US state) sets the speed limits on all roads unless a waiver is given to a locality (city or county) to override the speed limit that would ordinarily apply to a given road.
I'm sure the purpose is both uniformity (so everyone "knows" how fast to drive on unfamiliar or unposted roads) and to prevent municipalities from changing speed limits arbitrarily (speed traps, etc).
The side effect to this in the larger urban areas is that in response to heavy traffic, people seek out residential through streets as means around the major arterial streets, which are clogged. The people living on those streets hate the traffic and the speeding that goes with it, so the residents are able to petition the council to get speedbumps installed on their streets.
IMHO these suck. One, they don't really slow or divert that much traffic. Usually you see people driving the speed limit and then braking hard at the speed bumps and then accelerating hard to get back to their speed limits. While I sympathize with the people living on those streets, they ARE through streets that belong to everyone who pays taxes, not private roads for the benefit of the residents -- you only ever see speedbumps in upscale residential areas.
I also think they are illegal usurpation of the state speed limits -- you can't drive the legal speed limit on the street without damage to your vehicle and/or creating a dangerous situation flying off the bumps.
Don't have an iPhone, do you? I have a lot of friends addicted to iPhone games, and there are even a few I have played more than I would like to admit.
He may or may not, but I have an iPod Touch, which is effectively the same. Gaming on it is awful for anything more complex than Bejeweled or solitaire. The phone will not replace portable gaming consoles any time soon, and my money is on never, simply because the interface necessary for a good gaming device is not conducive to a good phone.
Yeah, so will codpieces, it doesn't mean they are still useful.
Yeah, but watches are still useful, and always will be. My watch is on my wrist. I can look at it, with barely any effort, in a half-second. My phone is in my pocket, and takes more effort to look at (considerably more, if I'm sitting in a position which makes it awkward to get my phone out from my pocket). It's also impossible to discreetly look at your phone for the time. With a watch, it's tricky, but possible. The phone will never replace the watch.
What is weird is that Fedora and Ubuntu have two totally different goals: Fedora is the testbed for RHEL so it's expected to run on the bleeding edge and having issue whereas Ubuntu is supposed to be the Linux's desktop for every users, but given all the issue I hear about Ubuntu and PulseAudio and other, they're not very good at providing a stable desktop.. Sad..
In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy.