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

Tim Powys-Lybbe tim at powys.org
Tue Aug 26 23:01:10 BST 2008

In message of 26 Aug, "Ian Pascoe" <softy.lofty.ilp at btinternet.com> wrote:

> Remarkable!  Presume the miscreants were from the local Vista Users
> Sanitorium?

I am surprised that this local, for I too am local to Bracknell,
sensation was not made into banner headlines in the neighbourhood press,
for this is the first I have heard of it.

> Ian
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
> [mailto:ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com]On Behalf Of alan c
> Sent: 26 August 2008 15:45
> To: British Ubuntu Talk
> Subject: [ubuntu-uk] Desperately seeking Ubuntu Webbook - with Bolt
> Cutters!
> 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
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