[ubuntu-uk] hard disk problem ?

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Fri Jul 8 05:08:17 UTC 2011

On 07/07/11 22:07, john at kernelnetworks.com wrote:
> Really brilliant responses everyone.
> Printed them out to study further.
> Also Government legislation angle is
> an interesting angle worth researching into.
> With other European countries much more
> proactive to open-source development.
> Many Thanks,
> John

Policy document:
shortened link

1) there is a choice to download it in open office text :-)
2) the items I noticed particularly were

'To allow for greater interoperability, openness and reuse of ICT
solutions, the Government will establish a suite of agreed and
mandatory open technical standards' (12 months)

'The adoption of compulsory open standards will help government to
avoid lengthy vendor lock-in'

'The Government will also put an end to the oligopoly of large
suppliers that monopolise its ICT provision'

Also the strategy will directly affect the jobs and careers of IT
senior workers:

'Government will appoint SROs with the expectation that they will stay
in post until an appropriate break in the life of an ICT
project/programme, to reduce the risk of project failure'

>     -------- Original Message --------
>     Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] hard disk problem ?
>     From: alan c <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com <mailto:aeclist at candt.waitrose.com>>
>     Date: Thu, July 07, 2011 9:41 pm
>     To: ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com <mailto:ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com>
>     On 07/07/11 08:11, john beddard wrote:
>     >
>     >  Its come to the situation now that whenever we go to local business
>     >  meetings. It is possible to identify the Windows 'wolf-pack' hovering in
>     >  the back-ground, ready to get their teeth into us. LOL! I love these
>     >  situations because I can see the potential for skilfully engaging with
>     >  people.
>     Does the subject ever come up relating to why it is pretty well
>     impossible to buy a machine pre installed with Ubuntu or any other
>     Linux based operating system?
>     The technical pros and cons of Windows versus whatever is an enticing
>     smoke screen.
>     Windows has at least as many failings as any other system, I would
>     suggest it has more.
>     My friends have not used anything but Windows in the past because that
>     is what was preinstalled, not because they had any choice. As soon as
>     they find they can have Ubuntu installed for them, that is what they
>     ask me for. And I am happy to help.
>     The recent hardening in Government policy making open standards
>     mandatory might be an interesting one to be aware of too.
>     -- 
>     alan cocks
>     Ubuntu user
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alan cocks
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