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

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Wed Aug 27 11:35:37 BST 2008

Tim Powys-Lybbe wrote:
> 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.

You heard it here first then!! Vive la liste!
I was told in person yesterday by the manager of the CPW in bracknell, 
so it is recent. Maybe it will be in the press?
Although a theft from a phone/computer shop is maybe not big news. 
There was no violence, animals or children or OAPs involved!

alan c

>> 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
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