[ubuntu-uk] Desperately seeking Ubuntu Webbook - with Bolt Cutters!

Ian Pascoe softy.lofty.ilp at btinternet.com
Tue Aug 26 19:38:40 BST 2008

Remarkable!  Presume the miscreants were from the local Vista Users


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Sent: 26 August 2008 15:45
To: British Ubuntu Talk
Subject: [ubuntu-uk] Desperately seeking Ubuntu Webbook - with Bolt

In Bracknell, the Carphone Warehouse Webbook (Elonex) with
preinstalled Ubuntu which is included in one of CPW's deals is in such
extraordinary demand that the recent display item in CPW Bracknell
Princess Square shopping mall was stolen last week by desperate people
using *bolt cutters*!

The many larger laptops with Vista installed were left untouched. Sad
eh? Even thieves don't want Vista.

The Webbook was secured using a kensington similar stranded wire lock,
so I guess the culprits even had some angle grinding to do later, to
remove the lock itself.

The desparate act took place in a normal shopping day in broad
daylight, and the miscreants were seen making off at speed,
unencumbered by antivirus or other unnecessary items which might have
slowed them down!

Like most shopping malls, there is security video in operation, I
trust that it will be put to good use.
alan cocks
Kubuntu user#10391
Linux user #360648

ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com

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