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    Re: An Ubuntu story

    @Brunellus: UST

    Incidentally the frist to have an online e-campus, which wopuld have been nice except they used microsoft's "standards" and code so I had to go scream at them for a week just to get it to work with the 'Fox. My mac-using friends still can't download the lecture notes (and are still screaming at the IT people) *shrug* I've basically given up trying to talk to those guys.
    Last edited by eilu; December 11th, 2006 at 04:20 AM.

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    Re: An Ubuntu story

    Quote Originally Posted by eilu View Post
    @Brunellus: UST

    Incidentally the frist to have an online e-campus, which wopuld have been nice except they used microsoft's "standards" and code so I had to go scream at them for a week just to get it to work with the 'Fox. My mac-using friends still can't download the lecture notes (and are still screaming at the IT people) *shrug* I've basically given up trying to talk to those guys.
    I think I remember where UST is. España, 'di ba?

    I doubt many of the windows installs on campus are legit.

    MSFT-dependency in higher education is pretty common, though. I was at grad school at the LSE in London, which was Windows top-to-bottom--from the library terminals to the web and mail servers. Add 1 blaster worm and total paralysis.

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    Yes, España... if it rains the servers drown (literally)

    Add 1 blaster worm and total paralysis.
    In UST's case Rontok is making its rounds at the moment.

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    Re: An Ubuntu story

    Quote Originally Posted by lyceum View Post
    Amen to that! I have to go behind IT's back in my office to put FOSS on my machine. We are now legal, but I really don't like running MS office 1995/2000. If they would just wake up and smell the FOSS they could be putting OpenOffice.org for free!

    And the hp "tech support" people were from the planet India. The whole story is a sad and funny trip strait from Hades. I just mentioned the highlights, because the whole thing is too long.
    If you want to use FOSS on a Win PC you cant install on, stick this on a flash drive:

    http://portableapps.com/suite

    *mwahahahahaha*
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    Quote Originally Posted by happy-and-lost View Post
    If you want to use FOSS on a Win PC you cant install on, stick this on a flash drive:

    http://portableapps.com/suite

    *mwahahahahaha*
    Thanks, I was just haveing touble with the wireless. I have had Ubuntu running on the machine dual with Vista sinse I got it.

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    Re: An Ubuntu story

    Quote Originally Posted by eilu View Post
    Yes, España... if it rains the servers drown (literally)



    In UST's case Rontok is making its rounds at the moment.
    I hear from family that tehre's a Typhoon Signal 1 up for Manila. I hope you guys are preparing... a real typhoon would be very bad for those servers if they're anywhere that can be flooded....

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    Re: An Ubuntu story

    I once asked my ISP tech support to configure my ADSL routers to forward port 22 for SSH for my Ubuntu office machine and my Ubuntu laptop. They did not had a clue what I was talking about, they kept me on hold pass me to supervisors and kept on going. Finally I got tired so I sent an email to their "tech support" In the end a guy who really knew about PCs gave me the access codes to my routers (since he couldn't do it from his office, problem with the supplier), so I could configure my needs.

    So I found out that tech support don't know anything pass "please insert the CD", "click on the icon" have a good day
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    Honest, swear beyond this Earth and all life on it!

    I ordered a computer from Staples, and called their technical support to regard a hardware problem, and they asked me what program it happened on, and I told them clearly "When I booted into linux"...

    They called the cops on me, and the sad part...

    THEY ACTUALLY CAME!!!!!!!
    They Honest to GOD, thought I was a terrorist!

    (They said they had the right to, based on the Patriot Act.)
    Last edited by Frak; December 12th, 2006 at 12:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frak View Post
    Honest, swear beyond this Earth and all life on it!

    I ordered a computer from Staples, and called their technical support to regard a hardware problem, and they asked me what program it happened on, and I told them clearly "When I booted into linux"...

    They called the cops on me, and the sad part...

    THEY ACTUALLY CAME!!!!!!!
    They Honest to GOD, thought I was a terrorist!

    (They said they had the right to, based on the Patriot Act.)
    So Linux is considered a terrorist and antiamerican system? Should I be concern if a apply for a Visa and they find out I a true believer of the faith? LOL
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    Re: An Ubuntu story

    Also, if a USB key is too obvious, you may be able to install to network storage. You should probably install the portable version in such a case, though.
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