even moRe:[Scottish] Broadband Question...

Kyle Gordon kyle at lodge.glasgownet.com
Mon Jan 15 12:58:15 GMT 2007

And yes, as Kenny points out. Canonical provides commercial support for 
Ubuntu. So big business can run it and have assurances that if something 
goes wrong, they can point the Finger of Blame at someone and get it fixed.


Kyle Gordon wrote:
> Network cards are ten a penny now. If you ask nicely I (and others) 
> may be able to bring some along to the meet for nowt ;-)
> Ubuntu is nice and shiny because the very nice man called Mark 
> Shuttleworth is behind it. He's a millionaire or something like that, 
> and likes to spend his money on being a space tourist, running and 
> selling Thawte (the people that make sure online shopping is safe), 
> and Ubuntu. There's a good article about him at 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Shuttleworth
> Kyle
> babaguy wrote:
>>  Boy oh Boy, Thanks you guys!I now have been forced to LOOK at (oops! 
>> too many capial letters! "I'm typing with capital letters! I'm typing 
>> with capital letters!" (think: 'running with scissors.') -
>> - as I say, FORCED (by my sweetheart) to peruse the windows machine 
>> and the CD *is* a re-writer, so I may hassle around with firmware 
>> download for the Speed Touch - £'s *are* a consideration just 
>> now.......But in a few weeks I should be able to buy me a 
>> modem/router...
>> BTW, we do not have NIC cards for these computers, so the modems run 
>> off the USB only, though I'm going to try to get some ethernet cables 
>> as we have this surge protector/hub thang and it may be of some 
>> use..........for internet connection !
>> I really *do* appreciate all your help - one of these thursdays you 
>> might even glimpse me at the Counting House, where people count!
>> Thanks for being guys I could count on,
>> - Paul B. 
>> p.s. last question: Have any of you ever been suspicious about who 
>> actually owns Canonical? The packaging is so well designed and 
>> attractive, but where do they get the money to pay people to put out 
>> a new version every six months, when they are giving it away ? If 
>> anyone knows anything or has opinions about this situation, please 
>> share them with me.
>> - p.b.
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