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Woman says Dell computer kept her from taking online classes

Postby Captain_Tux » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:47 am

I'm surprised she didn't file a suit against Dell, Verizon, the college, air, water and life itself...

http://www.wkowtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=9667184

The comments are somewhat entertaining...
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Postby bob_moss » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:46 pm

My reply is same as one of those via that link:
Is this a joke? Is this an Onion spoof site??


I think we'll be hearing these entertaining cases of ignorance for a few years to come yet as Linux adoption grows.
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Postby Marrea » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:00 pm

What amazes me (if the story is true) is how some people pay so very little attention to the details of what they are actually buying. :roll:
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Postby nelz » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:11 pm

I'm sure she paid a great deal of attention to the colour ;-)

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Postby Marrea » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:10 pm

nelz wrote:<GD&R>


Dear, oh dear. I knew I should never have admitted to collecting Alcatel modems because I liked their pretty colours. :P
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Postby towy71 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:15 pm

bet you knit nice little covers for them too :P
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Postby gn2 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:29 pm

I think this BJM chap has it right: http://forum.micromart.co.uk/FindPost330387.aspx
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Postby Marrea » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:52 pm

towy71 wrote:bet you knit nice little covers for them too :P


Actually, no - although nelz suggested I should:


Posted: Jul 03, 2006 - 11:36 AM
Marrea wrote:
Well, being a woman, I like the pretty colours, you see, so I collect them. :D

Posted: Jul 03, 2006 - 01:58 PM
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You could use just one and knit different coloured covers for it :wink:
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Postby Captain_Tux » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:38 pm

Well... do ya?

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Postby Rhakios » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:12 pm

I reckon Marrea could set up a nice little cottage industry, knitting modem and router covers with a tux motif. I'm sure there'd be plenty of buyers on these forums. :D
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Postby External_Floppy » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:40 pm

I love the second line of the article:

"she bought an operating system for her computer she never heard of, Ubuntu"

What's the going rate for Ubuntu over there? :D
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Postby towy71 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:55 pm

Marrea wrote:
towy71 wrote:bet you knit nice little covers for them too :P


Actually, no - although nelz suggested I should:


Posted: Jul 03, 2006 - 11:36 AM
Marrea wrote:
Well, being a woman, I like the pretty colours, you see, so I collect them. :D

Posted: Jul 03, 2006 - 01:58 PM
nelz wrote:
You could use just one and knit different coloured covers for it :wink:

You obviously have way too much time on your hands Marrea, have you considered working in an Oxfam shop or something similar? It would give him indoors a bit of a rest :wink: :lol:
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Postby pwbrum61 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:49 am

I wonder if the guys at Redmond had a hand in this - either to stir things up against Ubuntu, or against Dell for having the audacity to sell computers without Windows 6 1/4 (sorry, "Vista") installed? 8)
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Postby heiowge » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:49 pm

External_Floppy wrote:"she bought an operating system for her computer she never heard of, Ubuntu"


How is this possible? Whenever I have go to dells site, I have to deliberately hunt out Ubuntu. They don't offer it as an option unless you are in the know!
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Postby bob_moss » Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:44 pm

http://www.dell.co.uk/ubuntu or http://www.dell.com/ubuntu (depending on which part of the world you're in).

But to be honest unless you're specifically looking for Ubuntu it's very hard to get a Dell with it pre-installed from the main site (and it's slightly more expensive in some cases than the Windows-equivalent, which has always stumped me...). How the heck did she manage it?

And I agree with BJM's point - This is a DELL error, not a Ubuntu one. Ubuntu is doing exactly what it's supposed to do, it's Dell that missold it. Let's hope the Ubuntu-superfans don't grab this and run with it (I was about to say Ubuntu fanboy, but up until Intrepid I was one... lol :D ).
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