In France there were two rulings that judges should not ignore bundling when the consumer is aware of bundling. One consumer sued the retailer and another sued the OEM. for a refund of the retail price paid for that other OS. In both cases the judge gave the consumers no slack. However, appeals to a higher court overturned the rulings of the lower courts.
While obviously there is a market for PCs with an OS, there is obviously a market for PCs with diverse OS or no OS and this situation is an illegal restraint of trade. It is sad that consumers have to take these “partners” of M$ to court rather than governments protecting consumers and businesses from illegal practices.
In Canada, the Competition Bureau says bundling is just fine with them as long as none of the “partners” in crime complains… Twits.