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Woman says Dell computer kept her from taking online classes
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Captain_Tux
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:47 am    Post subject: Woman says Dell computer kept her from taking online classes Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:46 pm    Post subject: RE: Woman says Dell computer kept her from taking online cla Reply with quote

My reply is same as one of those via that link:
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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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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure she paid a great deal of attention to the colour Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
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Dear, oh dear. I knew I should never have admitted to collecting Alcatel modems because I liked their pretty colours. Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bet you knit nice little covers for them too Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this BJM chap has it right: http://forum.micromart.co.uk/FindPost330387.aspx
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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


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. Very Happy

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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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well... do ya?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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


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. Very Happy

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 Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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? Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 Very Happy ).
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