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

Enrique Sanchez Vela esanchezvela at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 15 16:45:54 CST 2009


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--- On Thu, 1/15/09, Jose Leiva <leivajose at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Jose Leiva <leivajose at gmail.com>
> Subject: [SATLUG] 'Woman Blames Dell for missing classes' because of Ubuntu
> To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
> Date: Thursday, January 15, 2009, 10:59 AM
> This morning I was surfing Digg.com and found this
> interesting article from
> Madison, WI. A student who bought a laptop from Dell that
> came preloaded
> with Ubuntu had to drop her classes due to not being able
> to load her
> Verizon wireless drivers and not able to install MS Office
> which is a
> requirement for one of her online classes.
> http://www.wkowtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=9667184
> I think this is sad because of the learning curve going
> from Windows to
> Linux and the lack of LUG awareness around her area.  My
> guess is that she
> was expecting everything to "just" work like how
> she is accustummed to.
> This is something we have to keep in our heads for the
> upcoming
> events(install fest, computer show) since there are many
> users similar to
> this student.
> -Jose
> -- 

let me recap this... this, cluless, woman bought a computer and obviously chose the cheapest version of the hw ( with Linux pre-loaded vs Winblows) and blames Dell for not making sure she knew what she was doing???

got to love the USA.



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