I'm just wondering whether it is at all possible to buy a readymade system without Windows be it XP, 7 or whatever. I'm looking at getting some nettops for basic business computers and they all come ith Windows 7 home premium etc. which i don't want to use. Either Windows 7 pro (which isn't an option) or preferably I'd want to use Ubuntu. I don't want to be paying for the license which i then don't use and it would be cheaper to buy Windows 7 pro OEM than upgrading from home premium.
The major brands e.g. Dell, HP etc. all do it and most of the smaller brands too? I've read somewhere that there is something in the MS EULA which says if you don't agree then the manufacturer has to refund your Windows?