[ubuntu-uk] Desperately seeking Ubuntu Webbook - with Bolt Cutters!
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Wed Aug 27 11:53:47 BST 2008
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: alan c
> Sent: 27/08/08 11:35 am
> To: British Ubuntu Talk
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] Desperately seeking Ubuntu Webbook - with Bolt
> Tim Powys-Lybbe wrote:
> > In message of 26 Aug, "Ian Pascoe" <softy.lofty.ilp at btinternet.com>
> >> 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
> > 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
> >> Kubuntu user#10391
> >> Linux user #360648
> >> --
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> Kubuntu user#10391
> Linux user #360648
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