[SATLUG] 'Woman Blames Dell for missing classes' because of Ubuntu

Howard Haradon hharadon at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 12:55:50 CST 2009


> Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 10:24:15 -0600
> From: "Crandall, Sean" <scrandall at jw.com>
> Subject: RE: [SATLUG] 'Woman Blames Dell for missing classes' because
>        of Ubuntu
> To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List"
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> Reading the story, I don't think it's necessarily a bad ending.  Verizon
> sent somebody out to get her internet installation working, and the
> college agreed to accept papers from her software (I'm assuming Open
> Office).  The real problem is *this is what should have happened in the
> first place.*  Maybe Verizon will think about making things easier for
> non-Windows users, and maybe her school will think about just accepting
> homework as a PDF or something.
<snip>

Why PDF, this looks like a job for ODF.  Especially since a public institution
is involved.

Howard
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Howard Haradon
San Antonio, TX  USA


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