Frak, maybe you don't realize the weight of what you're telling us. That's why we're still talking about it. A story like this needs to be featured in a newspaper or some well known website. They'd need to corroborate what you've said, but it is definitely worth it. It helps everyone ensure that your story is legit.
Be understanding that we have to be somewhat careful when listening to what you're saying. After all, it doesn't happen every day.
What country was this in? If it was in the USA, what state (if you don't mind mentioning, the city)?
A couple of years ago, I don't know any newspaper that put it in, nobody really cared, I live with rednecks, no offence to anybody from Oklahoma. The service woman apologized and we all acted as if nothing happened, here crime is rampant, so this type of thing is not unusual, in fact we've had 3 murders just this month, and some kid hacked the high school and stole a sum of about 200 students SSN's, so nothing unusual here, my incident was not enough to even be considered, may have been, I don't know, I never read the newspaper here, don't need the news from them, that's what the first 15 channels on TV are for.
Sorry Frak, I think your story is frak too.
I've been lucky with salespeople - I mostly shop at **** Smith's which is an electronics store. All the salespeople I've talked to about Linux have either used it or know someone who does.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.
Hmmm. I had to provide tech support for banking applications to some banks in Ada, OK. Your story becomes a little bit more believable to me...
I don't mind for what the police did, they were doing their job, protecting the peace and innocence, and providing safety to everybody, I don't blame the woman, for she was just doing her job, and reacting on the safety of everybody, and the police never reacted on "He was using Linux", they heard "He's doing malicious thing inside his home, with his computer, and trying to hack people's accounts, and yada yada yada", see phishing here was common, so this was common, but I didn't do anything wrong, we all apologized and acted as nothing happened, they were all doing their jobs, just some miscomunication and misunderstanding was involved.