[Ubuntu-PH] ubuntu-ph Digest, Vol 20, Issue 22

Daniel Ortega daemons at devils.com
Sun Nov 26 04:13:52 UTC 2006


Hey!

"Ubuntu killed the Dell..." Any OS could kill your monitor by setting it at
a resolution and frequency it was NOT designed for. Of course, some monitors
would show it right away (damage) but some would malfunction for sometime
before going south. Secondly, power problems and ventilation could kill your
monitor and or your computer. (Based on first hand experience!! he he he!)
The technical repair staff could kill your monitor by replacing the
capacitors in  your monitor ( remember capacitor = frequency). (based on
first hand experience as i have to get my monitor repaired several times
before it went complete haywire!!!) Of course after it was repaired I could
use my monitor for some time then it goes back to its old problem then
repair again and again. Name brands doesn't equate to competent people - say
IBM, Canon technical staff ( i'm not generalizing but to some all people who
comes from this co's must be competent!! ha ha and they get paid much more
and why are they in this company! (excuse me - my problem na pala ito). You
could search deeper to ubuntu hardware compatible or debian compatible
hardware or specifics what the company's laptop is video card, monitor
resolution - try opening the laptop monitor if you see fresh solder
capacitor - you got your culprit!

Man if you're not the Systems Ad.  or Network Admin. then  you should know
that most company policy is to install only authorized (approved) software
and if you tow the line then it would be easy for the guys mentioned above
or the little boys called tech. support staff.








On 11/24/06, ubuntu-ph-request at lists.ubuntu.com <
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>   1. Re:  Arguments agains persecution by Microsoft-centric office
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>   2. Re:  ubuntu-ph Digest, Vol 20, Issue 21 (david t. asuncion, jr.)
>   3. Re:  Arguments agains persecution by Microsoft-centric    office
>      (Radamanthus Batnag)
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Alvin Gutierrez <alvinbg at gmail.com>
> To: "Mailing List para sa Ubuntu Pilipinas (Philippines)" <
> ubuntu-ph at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2006 14:27:55 +0800
> Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-PH] Arguments agains persecution by Microsoft-centric
> office
> Barbon Wilson John wrote:
> > Dear fellow Ubunteros,
> >
> > I have been using Ubuntu for more than a year now and its only that I
> > am being persecuted by the office for damaging the office-issued
> > laptop because I run ubuntu in it.
> >
> This really is a lousy argument, but unfortunately very common. When I
> implemented Ubuntu on all our company desktops, poor Dapper gets blamed
> for every imaginable thing that went wrong!
>
> You already told them that the LCD problem exists even when you're
> running windows. Seems that their resistance is so great, they're not
> even willing to listen to you. In my case, I conducted a lot of
> orientation/awareness discussions with users -- before and after
> migration. And (quite subtly, I must say), always emphasized that Ubuntu
> is not the problem, but their mindsets are. Top management should
> support your direction if you want it to work out.
>
> Alvin
>
>
>
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "david t. asuncion, jr." <daveasuncion at gmail.com>
> To: ubuntu-ph at lists.ubuntu.com
> Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2006 14:36:55 +0800
> Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-PH] ubuntu-ph Digest, Vol 20, Issue 21
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>
> > Message: 1
> > Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2006 18:06:47 -0800 (PST)
> > From: Barbon Wilson John < wjbarbon at yahoo.com>
> > Subject: [Ubuntu-PH] Arguments agains persecution by Microsoft-centric
> >         office
> > To: Mailing List para sa Ubuntu Pilipinas < ubuntu-ph at lists.ubuntu.com>
> > Message-ID: <810971.29069.qm at web31714.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
> >
> > Dear fellow Ubunteros,
> >
> >   I have been using Ubuntu for more than a year now and its only that I
> > am being persecuted by the office for damaging the office-issued laptop
> > because I run ubuntu in it.
> >
> >   Its a Dell Latitude C840 laptop and the problem is that the LCD went
> > dead, on power up it turns to washed out white screen. It has the same issue
> > also when its running in Windows. Then they send to Dell for repair and now
> > its happen again. The office refused to send to Dell service center again
> > because according to them I damaged it because I am using Ubuntu and not
> > Windows.
> >
> >   This is a Microsoft-centric office and its very easy for the
> > organization to blame Linux in general as damaging to PCs. I have been
> > running Ubuntu and other FOSS applications to show them that there is an
> > alternative to buying sinful software licenses.
> >
> >   We are a development organization, helping poor island communities and
> > we have spend more than 300,000 pesos just for software licenses when that
> > money can go a long way for facilitating development activities in poor
> > communities.
> >
> >   Can I just ask some help how to argue myself that or how to go about
> > it that Ubuntu or any Linux did not cause the damage to the LCD of this
> > laptop?
> >
> >   Wilson
> >   (ssdo)
> >
> >
> > ---------
>
>
> This reminds me of my experience when I was blamed for a hard disk failure
> as I installed Windows XP.  Sabi daw, sinira ng Windows XP ung hard disk..
> dapat daw kasi Windows 98.
>
> Tama ung nagsabi na ang burden of proof ay sa kanila.  Let them think for
> themselves how stupid they are to say such a thing.
>
> The thing is, did Dell said anything about Ubuntu damaging their product?
> They must know, right?  but since they didn't said anything like that then
> Linux should NOT be blamed.
>
> Kapag ganyan ang pagiisip ng kasama mo... parang gusto kong sabihan ng
> "Eto ang tawag dito ay keyboard, eto ay monitor, at eto ang CPU.. now you
> think you know everything about computers?  Then shut up!"
>
> Sorry, got carried away. :)
>
> --
> David Tacasa Asuncion, Jr.
> website keeper, forever linux newbie, BUM extraordinaire
>
> Linux User # 406430
> http://counter.li.org/
>
> GPG: 0A024BC0
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>
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "Radamanthus Batnag" <radamanthus at gmail.com>
> To: "Mailing List para sa Ubuntu Pilipinas (Philippines)" <
> ubuntu-ph at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2006 15:12:39 +0800
> Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-PH] Arguments agains persecution by Microsoft-centric
> office
> If it is true that software can be written to damage your laptop's
> LCD, then an "LCD Killer Windows Virus" should have been reported in
> the wild long ago. The fact that there's no such virus out there
> strongly suggests that this isn't possible.
>
> http://www.faqs.org/faqs/computer-virus/mini-faq/
>
> r
>
> On 11/24/06, Alvin Gutierrez <alvinbg at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Barbon Wilson John wrote:
> > > Dear fellow Ubunteros,
> > >
> > > I have been using Ubuntu for more than a year now and its only that I
> > > am being persecuted by the office for damaging the office-issued
> > > laptop because I run ubuntu in it.
> > >
> > This really is a lousy argument, but unfortunately very common. When I
> > implemented Ubuntu on all our company desktops, poor Dapper gets blamed
> > for every imaginable thing that went wrong!
> >
> > You already told them that the LCD problem exists even when you're
> > running windows. Seems that their resistance is so great, they're not
> > even willing to listen to you. In my case, I conducted a lot of
> > orientation/awareness discussions with users -- before and after
> > migration. And (quite subtly, I must say), always emphasized that Ubuntu
> > is not the problem, but their mindsets are. Top management should
> > support your direction if you want it to work out.
> >
> > Alvin
> >
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