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

Samuel Leon satlug at net153.net
Thu Jan 15 20:45:05 CST 2009

Jose Leiva wrote:
> 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

Here's the latest news cast of it http://tinyurl.com/8pehua

I am still not sure what to think.  Two of those news casters still seem 
alittle lost I think.  I ponder all the time about why the concept of an 
"operating system" is so hard to grasp.


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