[ubuntu-uk] Geek Squad - Was: Re: Ubuntu Spotting - BBC

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Fri Sep 5 00:09:03 BST 2008

Colin Murphy wrote:
> On Thursday 04 September 2008 07:23:57 Stephen O'Neill wrote:
>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7594249.stm
> This bit:-
> "True to form when I'm too stupid to figure out how to do something in five 
> minutes, I phone an expert.
> Geek Squad, [...]"
> came to me as a surprise, I would have expected Linux to be outside the Geek 
> Squad comfort zone.  Perhaps the opening negotiations in email were written 
> as "I'm from the BBC and I'm trying to do this." by  Gary Parkinson, but were 
> read as "This guy's from the BBC and he will publicise Geek Squad!", by 
> the 'Agent'.  Maybe this encouraged Geek Squad to bend over 
> backawar^h^h^Hlift a few fingers to help the guy.
> Maybe I'm being unfair over this, maybe Geek Squad should be listed by Ubuntu 
> as a full support resource?  Does anyone know what the Geek Squad official 
> position is on Linux?

In my local carphone warehouse they have an elonex web book (with 
ubuntu installed) on display as a free gift with one of their deals. 
the default desktop background is Geek Squad logo.
alan cocks
Kubuntu user#10391
Linux user #360648

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