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

Charles Hogan cd_satl at futuretechsolutions.com
Fri Jan 16 02:04:30 CST 2009

Enrique Sanchez Vela wrote:
> --------------------------------------
> Support the troops, bring them home.
> http://therealnews.com/t/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=2924
> --- 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.
> Enrique.

The dumbing down of society strikes again.  Pretty soon everything will 
be have to be written so that a 1st grader can understand.

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