[Wolves] More Ubuntu woes...

Kevanf1 kevanf1 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 23 09:50:54 GMT 2004

On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 22:12:11 +0000 (GMT), Peter Oliver
<p.d.oliver at mavit.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Dec 2004, Kevanf1 wrote:
> > Well I am sorry to have to report more woes with Ubuntu.  I gave out
> > one of the CD's I received - official ones from Ubuntu themselves, not
> > copies I have burned - to one of my brother's mates.  Apparently it
> > has wiped his hard drive.  Now before anybody asks more I don't know
> > any more than that at the moment.  My bro' spoke to me minutes ago and
> > told me.  I don't have a clue whether it was the live CD or the proper
> > install one.
> It's quite possible that it "wiped" it by installing Ubuntu on it.  Even
> if the installer said, "Warning!  You're about to blow away all your
> data!!", it's pretty likely that if someone didn't understand they were
> installing an operating system they would just click through, being
> conditioned to do this by Windows software installers.
> --
> Peter Oliver
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Agreed, Peter, it is entirely possible.  I'm just paranoid now after
my experience.  Unfortunately the guy involved is not somebody I know
at all.  He is purely one of my brother's mates.  I understand that he
'knows' his way around a PC.  But what that means encompasses a
hundred and one things.  As you say, he could well be M$ conditioned.

Take care.
Kevan Farmer

34 Hill Street
Cheslyn Hay

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