[ubuntu-uk] Persuading a school to switch

Sean Miller sean at seanmiller.net
Sat Apr 5 05:59:25 BST 2008

On 4/4/08, Dianne Reuby <pramclub at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> And of course when installing Ubuntu, you get more than an OS - all the
> basic software is there, ready to go.

I think that is a great selling feature of any modern Linux distro... I have
just bought a new laptop which has Vista installed and I'm quite enjoying
playing with the Office 2007 that is on it, as it's so "weird" in the way it
works (strange tabs and things dropping down from the top), but it's only a
2 month trial.

In the model that folks have been steered into accepting you buy a computer
for £x and you then have to buy the software on top; Dreamweaver, Micro$oft
Office, Photoshop and whatever all add to the cost... years ago you used to
at least get some of this OEM, Office in particular, but no more...
Microsoft Works (a sad attempt to persuade you by example that anything
"bundled" is useless and MS Office is a wise investment) is about the best
it gets.

Breaking free of this model is the right of every man, woman and child in
this country.  Bill Gates has enough money already... good luck, young
Skywalker... May The Force Be With You...

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