[Gllug] It is not Microsoft

Chris Bell chrisbell at overview.demon.co.uk
Thu Jan 8 10:45:57 UTC 2009

On Thu 08 Jan, Alain Williams wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 08, 2009 at 10:12:40AM +0000, Chris Bell wrote:
> > Hello,
> >    I have been trying to persuade my local Ealing Council to provide help
> > for new users of Unix compatible Free Open Source Software, and the only
> > real response has been that it is not Microsoft, so no. There is no help
> > provided for any other system.
> This implies that the council offers help for users of MS s/ware ... ?
> In what context ? This doesn't sound like the sort of thing that councils should do ?
> >    I am looking for any previous relevant cases where an organisation such
> > as Trading Standards may have become involved.
> -- 
> Alain Williams

   The council has provided courses for many years through the "Adult
Learning" and Ealing Library services.
   The Hanwell Community Centre (a listed old school building, once attended
by Charlie Chaplin) is about to undergo a 2,000,000 renovation, and Ealing
Council has also set aside 350,000 to convert five? of the largest and best
classrooms to a Microsoft Only "Learning Suite", to be used by Council staff
during the working day but be available to others at other times.

Chris Bell NEW alternative address: chrisbell at chrisbell.org.uk
Microsoft sells you Windows ... Linux gives you the whole house.

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