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    US woman says Ubuntu can't access internet

    US woman says Ubuntu can't access internet.

    Don't you just love the yanks..........

    US woman says Ubuntu can't access internet ? The Register

    By Cade Metz in San Francisco • Get more from this author

    Posted in Operating Systems, 15th January 2009 01:04 GMT

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    An American woman has told a TV station in Madison, Wisconsin that something called Ubuntu prevented her from joining online classes at her local technical college.

    According to WKOW TV, Abbie Schubert recently ordered a Dell laptop, expecting "your classic bread-and-butter computer." But when she unboxed the $1,100 machine that arrived, she didn't find bread and butter. She found Ubuntu.

    WKOW TV called Ubuntu "an operating system for your computer similar to Windows that runs off the Linux system."

    "It's been a mess," Schubert said. "I regret ordering the computer."

    She had never heard of Ubuntu. So she called Dell. Dell said there was still time to replace her Ubuntu. Then Dell told her not to. "The person I was talking to said Ubuntu was great, college students loved it, it was compatible with everything I needed," she explained.

    So she kept Ubuntu, then decided that Ubuntu doesn't always work like Windows. Her Verizon internet wouldn't load. She couldn't install Microsoft Word. And she said without Word and the internet, she couldn't take online classes at Milwaukee Area Technical College.

    So she dropped out of the college's fall and spring semesters.

    Then Dell said it was too late for bread and butter.

    "I'm extremely frustrated," Schubert said. "I wanted to get back to school, but I needed a computer to be able to do that."

    Yes, that's fall and spring semesters. At Milwaukee Area Technical College.

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    Beautiful. Just Beautiful.

    (Posted via Ubuntu)

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    Tsk, Americans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
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    That's impossible. You must be lying.

    Kind Regards,
    Abbie Schubert

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Then Dell said it was too late for bread and butter.
    Did she order a P4? If Dell had given her bread and butter she may have ended up complaining she got toast instead

    Maybe she should have bought an Apricot instead of a Dell. Then she could have had Apricot on Toast, or would that have been Toast on Apricot - I'm so confused!

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    No, no, it was definitely a Dell. She ordered a lemon alright.

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    I'm guessing her Verizon CD tried to run a Windows app which obviously won't work on Ubuntu. If she's got (say) a USB ADSL modem that needs drivers then she might not be able to get on the Internet with Ubuntu and that modem but Verizon ought to have been able to offer a router as an alternative.

    Similarly, although she can't run Word, she could have had Open Office - I wonder why no-one suggested that to her??

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    No, no, it was definitely a Dell. She ordered a lemon alright.
    A lemon with bread and butter? Wouldn't taste right IMHO. What was she complaining for, sound like the Dell with Ubuntu was a far better investment.

    Besides how do you connect lemons to the internet? and what about installing Word on Bread and Butter?

    This story has got me all confuddled!?!?

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    If only she'd gone to her local PC World - their extremely knowledgeable salespeople would have sorted her out in no time. And she'd have had an extended warranty for her Linux Toaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    If only she'd gone to her local PC World - their extremely knowledgeable salespeople would have sorted her out in no time. And she'd have had an extended warranty for her Linux Toaster.
    No no no, they dont do that linux malarky at PCWorld, doesnt run very fast on a windows machine. You are much better off with WindowsXP Vista edition

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    Is that the Windows Half-Baked Vista version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Is that the Windows Half-Baked Vista version?
    I reckon my PC would be more useful after it had been half-baked in an oven then if i were to put vista on it

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    "The young woman also contacted 27 News to report she's being harassed on her Facebook account by Ubuntu users..."

    Whoops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    "The young woman also contacted 27 News to report she's being harassed on her Facebook account by Ubuntu users..."

    Whoops.
    So she has now managed to get on the internet.



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