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Woman Claims Ubuntu Kept Her From Online Classes

mr micawber Re:Expected (1654 comments)

Since Verizon are assholes like many other corporate giants who pass out useless CD's like candy, perhaps there could be a little more noob friendly way to get on the Internet. One that might take the form of a troubleshooting wizard in Ubuntu to point out that the user might just need to set a couple things in the router for it all to work. I think an animated penguin saying "It looks like you're trying to access the internet" would be a little much <grin>, but something that could help a noob along.

more than 5 years ago
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Woman Claims Ubuntu Kept Her From Online Classes

mr micawber Re:Expected (1654 comments)

Airheads should be able to get online, seriously. I place the blame squarely on Verizon and Dell. Verizon for encouraging people that they need their stupid fucking CD and Dell for brushing her off. We Slashdotters know that Linux is powerful enough for Wizards. It is very close to being easy enough for Airheads. It can be both.

more than 5 years ago
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Woman Claims Ubuntu Kept Her From Online Classes

mr micawber Re:Expected (1654 comments)

It's possible and we (Linux geeks) should aspire to making it better and easier to use than Windows. Now if we could get corporations like Verizon, ATT, Time Warner and Cox to offer the very simple information the noobs need, we would be that much closer.

more than 5 years ago
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Woman Claims Ubuntu Kept Her From Online Classes

mr micawber Re:Expected (1654 comments)

It's that fucking CD they pass out. ATT gave me one years ago, I was one of the first adopters of DSL in my area. If I had just set my router, which I eventually figured out, I would have been fine. But customer support at ATT kept insisting that they didn't support Linux. I actually had to go to the library to figure out how to get it working. I was new to Linux, and the distros back then (7-8 yrs ago) were much less polished. Even though I consider myself pretty smart, it took quite a while and a lot of work to get online.

more than 5 years ago
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Someday You'll Hate Apple (And Google Too)

mr micawber Puff Piece (734 comments)

"Sad but true"?. This was a lazily executed piece of wishy washy emotionalism. Let these companies show their real faces over time, and we then we can judge. MS has such a large catalog of infamy that it would take any Google or Apple out there decades to catch up. Gates and Ballmer aren't going to slow down one bit.

more than 5 years ago

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