Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Jan 2009 23:20 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
In the News There's a story making its rounds across the 'net about a woman who missed several online classes, and failed her semester, and she claims this happened because she bought a Dell laptop with Ubuntu on it - instead of Windows. She didn't know what Ubuntu was, and was surprised to see that her Windows software, such as Microsoft Office, didn't work. While this isolated case sounds a bit ridiculous, there is still a bigger problem here.
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This story is hard to believe
by drcoldfoot on Fri 16th Jan 2009 03:25 UTC
drcoldfoot
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2006-08-25

Call me a conspiracy Theorist, But since when did your ordinary everyday student choose Ubuntu over Windows in a Microsoft world?

DO you know how hard it is to choose a Linux OS over a Windows OS in Dell's website? You have extremely few choices and the laptop is from thier business offerings and only one Inspiron from their consumer offerings. You can't find a 1100 dollar Dell laptop pushed in front of a comparable Dell Windows Laptop for cheaper.

Dell is primarily a Microsoft Shop also. Just like HP and Acer, etc.

All of a sudden, this ordinary student is on the news?! I smell a rat.

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perspectoff Member since:
2008-11-06

You hit the nail on the head. This is likely a Microsoft media ploy.

One wonders how much the lady was paid, to take this much ridicule.

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