[ubuntu-uk] Press Release Idea: "Free support on selected Tescos PCs from Ubuntu UK"

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Sun Oct 21 21:06:22 BST 2007

Alan Pope wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> On Sun, 2007-10-21 at 19:53 +0100, Mark Harrison wrote:
>> London, 21st October 2007
>> The UK Ubuntu community is pleased to announce that, effective
>> from 1st November, it will be offering free technical support to
>> users of selected Tescos PC, at centres up and down the country.
> LOVE this idea.
>> The PCs in question run Ubuntu, a free alternative to Microsoft
>> Windows, including both office software (word processor,
>> spreadsheet and presentation program) as well as tools for
>> Internet surfing and home users.
>> Alan Pope, the recently elected "Point of Contact" for the UK
>> community explains the benefits:
> This is dramatically reducing the price that people are paying for
> PCs. Ubuntu is a great alternative to Microsoft Windows for web
> users. We understand that Tescos chose it, not just on price, but
> because they found it to be less prone to virus attacks.
> There, now I've said it.
> What we're doing is offering free support to everyone with
> Ubuntu... whether they downloaded it for themselves, or bought it
> with a Dell or Tesco PC. We've teamed up with the local Linux User
> Groups to provide face-to-face support on Ubuntu up and down the
> UK, ideal for people who don't like the idea of trying to get
> support over the Internet.
> There, now I've said it.
>> Press Contact: Presumably Alan, presumably a special page on the
>> Wiki about where people can get help (just a link to the
>> LUGs)????
> I don't mind being a contact (that _is_ kinda my role :) ). Passing
>  requests onto other parties.
> Cheers, Al.

Hi alan and all
I would like to support this idea, for face to face - certainly local
to bracknell.

** Can another thread name be used when specific arrangements are
discussed please: managing different projects embedded in a huge long
thread is a nightmare.
alan cocks
Kubuntu user#10391

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