[ubuntu-uk] (Marketing) Royal Society asks you - why IT is boring?

Jacob Mansfield cyberjacob at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 22:45:10 BST 2010

when I was in primary school I made plans to send a large bomb to RM

On 26 August 2010 22:31, Gordon Burgess-Parker <gbplinux at gmail.com> wrote:

>  On 26/08/2010 22:27, Kris Douglas wrote:
> > On 26 August 2010 22:24, Gordon Burgess-Parker<gbplinux at gmail.com>
>  wrote:
> >>   On 26/08/2010 19:25, Kris Douglas wrote:
> >>> but said because of the computer contract with Research Machines,
> >> My wife works for the largest Educational Publisher in the world and RM
> >> is a TOTAL NIGHTMARE. They dictate to schools what software they can or
> >> can't use - any software has to be "validated" by RM in INDIA????? They
> >> are not out to provide a service to schools - just to empire build and
> >> make a profit.
> >  From what I have seen, I can do nothing else but agree with you there,
> > it's not just the software, they enforce rules on it all, and if those
> > rules aren't followed they just don't support you. (i.e goodbye Linux
> > partition on our CPT machines, one was formatted with ubuntu, and the
> > RM engineer removed it because he thought that was causing the poor
> > windows performance. -failing to notice it was set to download the
> > users documents off of the server for each user that logged in.)
> >
> It's about time that schools took a stand - unfortunately what RM do is
> to contract with the LEA not individual schools, so schools get RM
> foisted on them by the LEA and there's nothing they can do about it  -
> no doubt with substantial backhanders to the LEA members.
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