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

Henry Pugsley henry.pugsley at gmail.com
Fri Jan 16 18:43:24 CST 2009

I heard somewhere that the average news article is written for a 5th
grade reading level. Of course that was 10 years ago so the 5th grade
reading level is probably a bit lower now (yay No Child Left Behind).
Too bad intelligence doesn't inflate like the economy.

A majority of people just don't want to ask questions. Computers are
still magic boxes and that's where they stop thinking about it. All
the magic boxes run windows unless you're a geek or a web designer ;)


On 1/16/09, Charles Hogan <cd_satl at futuretechsolutions.com> wrote:
> 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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