[Nottingham] Dell disappointment

Simon Osborne flibble at gmail.com
Sun Dec 9 13:32:58 GMT 2007

On 09/12/2007, Michael Leuty <mike at leuty.net> wrote:
> I'm disappointed by Dell and their Ubuntu laptops. A friend bought one
> on my recommendation and I went round a few days after it arrived to
> see how he was getting on and to set up his internet connection.
> The laptop has a wide screen (1680×1050) but it was set up as
> 1280x1024 which meant that text was blurry and pictures had that
> squashed look. I googled for a solution, which involved installing a
> deb-file and editing a text file. Hey presto! Sharp pictures and fonts
> you could cut your fingers on. Easy for me, but my friend could never
> have done it. Indeed, he hadn't realised there was a problem.
> Otherwise he is very happy with LInux, which he has been running (on
> much older hardware) for nearly two years.

Dell simply just pre-install Ubuntu on the laptops. If it didn't
display correctly until you installed a random DEB file, then the
fault surely lies with Ubuntu?

I do agree, however, that it's a silly problem.


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