[Wolves] Sick of M$

Suntish Narain suntish_narain at suntish-narain.co.uk
Mon Jul 30 10:43:38 BST 2007

i bought a laptop from PC World last October, took the insurance on it, which entitles me for a free health check. My laptop is a HP Pavilion. A couple of weeks ago, i brought my laptop to PC World for the health check i was entitled, they refused to do it, saying that i have partitioned my hard disk with Ubuntu. Even though i had Windows XP on it, they told me that the warranty that i had was voided as well, just because i has Ubuntu installed. I have been paying £12.99 per month for that extended insurance.
It's not fair.

> Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 01:37:30 +0100> From: the.lock.keeper at ukonline.co.uk> To: wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk> Subject: [Wolves] Sick of M$> > It gets everywhere. Microsoft sure know how to market. I just watched Click on> the Beeb. Most of the programme was about what Microsoft are doing with> "schools of the future" (laptops/internet access via wi-fi and smartcards for> recording attendance). They are going overboard spending tons of money on a few> "pilot schemes" in American schools with the aim of rolling these systems out> worldwide.> > It seems that for many years to come children will be brought up knowing only> one operating system. No wonder M$ screen adverts to business showing their> systems as "people ready". Just one more example of the (imperfect) Market in> which Linux competes.> > However, I had to laugh when tonight I also saw a PC World advert for anti-virus> software stating that a third of PC's they repair have viruses on them. I bet> none of these were Linux machines. This gives me a fiendish idea. Why don't we> rig up a Linux machine with an obvious fault and see how they get on with > repairing" it.> > Rob> > > ----------------------------------------------> This mail sent through http://www.ukonline.net> > _______________________________________________> Wolves LUG mailing list> Homepage: http://www.wolveslug.org.uk/> Mailing list: Wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk> Mailing list home: https://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/wolves
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