OEMs to be hit by Italian class-action suit

It seems that some Italians aren't happy about having to pay for Windows with a new PC when they didn't want the OS.

It seems that some Italians aren't happy about having to pay for Windows with a new PC when they didn't want the OS.

Vincenzo Donvito, president of ADUC (Association for the Rights of Users and Consumers) will later this week file a lawsuit against OEMs to seek the return of the cost of unwanted Microsoft software on PCs bought by those wishing to use Linux on the system.

According to reports, some 2,000 people have expressed interest in the lawsuit.

It is worth noting that reports that it is Microsoft that is the target of this lawsuit are incorrect. It is aimed at OEMs. Also, Italian law only allows for recovery of the cost of the unwanted software, and not punitive damages or additional awards.