Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 31 to 38 of 38

Thread: "Dell trying to promote Ubuntu, doing a terribly poor job"

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Beans
    9,635
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: "Dell trying to promote Ubuntu, doing a terribly poor job"

    This thread is so pointless I am wondering if it is some sort of performance art send up of "Waiting for Godot". Is some absurdist playwright going to take credit?

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    A world without windows
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: "Dell trying to promote Ubuntu, doing a terribly poor job"

    Quote Originally Posted by Favux View Post
    This thread is so pointless I am wondering if it is some sort of performance art send up of "Waiting for Godot". Is some absurdist playwright going to take credit?
    time to put pointless to bed,

    private enterprise have their goals , else it fails.
    Two tin cans are better than an iphone

    http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_2067160_ma...hone.html?cr=1

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Beans
    6,542
    Distro
    Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: "Dell trying to promote Ubuntu, doing a terribly poor job"

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    So you prefer Dell or any of the OEMs not to make a start. So we should write to them and ask them to stop.

    As someone said earlier "dammed if they do, dammed if they don't, unbelievable.
    Don't be silly, no one is telling them to stop. We're telling them to do it more, and better.

    Are you happy with how Dell have handled their Linux lineup over the last few years? I'm not, their policy is that individual regional managers can offer Linux if they want, but there's no cohesive vision, no budget and no additional support available for them if they do.

    That's planning to fail in my book. As an ex-military man and a business man you'd have to agree that any kind of venture that lacks a clear plan, leadership and resources is doomed.

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    3' from Hell
    Beans
    1,223

    Re: "Dell trying to promote Ubuntu, doing a terribly poor job"

    looks like they might already have stopped. this from a chat just minutes ago with dell.

    we no longer have vostro in our lines, this is usually from our Small & Medium Business chat lines.
    09:12:07 AM Agent
    XPS13 we do have but not with Ubuntu preinstalled
    09:12:24 AM Customer
    i see so those models will only be used for "business"? and all others only for "home" use
    09:12:44 AM Agent
    would you like me to provide you with our Small & Medium business chat servcie?
    09:13:04 AM Agent
    They do handle vostro systems but i cant assure you that we have ubuntu preinstalled
    The only dumb question is the one not asked.

    In service to the Dream

  5. #35
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Vermont
    Beans
    869
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    Re: "Dell trying to promote Ubuntu, doing a terribly poor job"

    Quote Originally Posted by stalkingwolf View Post
    looks like they might already have stopped. this from a chat just minutes ago with dell.
    I honestly wouldn't be surprised if a lot of their support agents just don't know about the sputnik project, the project is technically still in "beta".
    Desktop: Windows 8 x64 | Intel Core i5-2500 | 16 GB DDR3 1333 | ATI 6950 2gb | 64gb Vertex 2/320gb/750gb/1tb hdd
    Laptop: System76 Lemur Ultra | Xubuntu 13.04 x64 | 2.5Ghz Intel Core i5-3210m | 8GB DDR31600 | Intel HD4000 | 500GB 7200rpm hybrid hdd

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Rural Nevada, USA
    Beans
    293
    Distro
    Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: "Dell trying to promote Ubuntu, doing a terribly poor job"

    I don't really understand the concept of offering a product or service, even experimentally, and then failing to market it.

    In today's manufacturing/sales world, manufacturing and marketing are inextricably linked. It's nearly impossible to sell something you haven't marketed, particularly if you're making an effort at the same time marketing something else.

    I get the feeling that some factions within Dell are deliberately undermining other factions.

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    /Europe/Netherlands
    Beans
    382
    Distro
    Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: "Dell trying to promote Ubuntu, doing a terribly poor job"

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    Thank you for proving my point.
    So the point is: if a company preloads devices with Linux we are not allowed to comment on the way they advertise and support those devices.
    "I believe humans get a lot done, not because we're smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee." --Flash Rosenberg
    formerly 'known' as Euroman

  8. #38
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Beans
    19,333
    Distro
    Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

    Re: "Dell trying to promote Ubuntu, doing a terribly poor job"

    This thread as has already been pointed out is going nowhere fast (or slow), so locked.
    Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence. Abigail Adams ( 1744 - 1818 ), 1780;

    My blog Poetry and More Free Ubuntu Magazine

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •