* Posts by john

3 posts • joined 3 May 2007

US woman says Ubuntu can't access internet

john
Unhappy

And she lives in a suburb of the University of Wisconsin

The young lady has excellent tech/vocation school options in Madison (she's in a suburb) as well as the University of Wisconsin. Why would she want to take online classes from Milwaukee, a city about 150 km away? The MATC online questionnaire to see if you should take online classes would have weeded her out if she bothered to take it, and answered honestly.

Now that the tv station has gotten her operational problems removed, it would be interesting to have a followup story on how she did with it this spring semester.

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Microsoft strips Office from charity PC scheme

john

Why the fuss?

Open Office is available for free.

Why is the loss of MS Office such a big problem?

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Dell's dance with Ubuntu: True love or farce?

john

Pay more for Linux

In the past, specials with Windows, were cheaper than the Linux version.

The only way that Linux on Dell will be useful is if the Linux-installed version is at least a few dollars cheaper. Seeing how easy it is to add Linux as a dual boot option (and not worry about compatibility with M$ media formats under Linux), why not get it if the price is the same or higher for a Linux version?

My year-old Inspiron 1505 is set up with a 15 GB Windows partition and Ubuntu has the other 60 or so GB.

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