[ubuntu-uk] IT Idiots cover introducing Linux.

norman norman at littletank.org
Mon Feb 5 16:13:31 GMT 2007

On Mon, 2007-02-05 at 15:44 +0000, Alan Pope wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 05, 2007 at 08:30:09AM +0000, Nicholas Butler wrote:
> > The latest Podcast from the ITIdiots provides a introduction to Linux by 
> > way of Ubuntu.
> > 
> > http://www.itidiots.com/
> > Your thoughts please ?
> > 
> Ok, first two are negative.
> 1. They said at the start that they would not add the linux box to their active directory / domain, many reasons given, one 
> was that it was untrusted, didn't know what it would do. Whilst I agree partly with the sentiment it did make me think - 
> "What? like you know exactly what all that closed-source software is doing on your AD/domain any more than this open source 
> software does?". It just struck me as a negative thing to say off the bat.
> 2. The very very very first demo they show a bunch of people who have never seen Linux is to install a bit of software using 
> apt-get!? What on earth!? Seriously, if you were showing someone Windows for the first time, would you break out a command 
> prompt window and start showing them "ipconfig /all" or whatever?
> Not had a chance to watch any further, will do later tonight. Maybe it gets better.

I had a look but, unfortunately, whilst the action was OK I had no


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