[CoLoCo] Windows Is A PC Myth

Andrew keen101 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 2 15:00:58 BST 2008

Anyway, the channel is Current.  The website is http://current.com
and this will answer some of your questions:

other than that, i don't know much about it. But, sounds interesting.

On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 11:51 PM, Andrew <keen101 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yeah. I had heard there was a wierd tv channel, where the
> advertisement we all community made, and whoever made them got paid.
> I'll try and find the info about it, because i think it'd be cool to
> make an ubuntu ad, and get paid for it.
> On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 11:46 PM, Michael TheZorch Haney
> <thezorch at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Andrew wrote:
>>> The apple TV commercials don't help either. Although I find them
>>> hilarious, they add to the confusion. A friend of mine (mac user who
>>> has never owned a pc in his life) always talks about why he hates
>>> PC's. I am currently trying to break that habit, so he will refer to
>>> why he hates windows (or microsoft). He is very very S-L-O-W-L-Y
>>> becoming aware of linux.
>> My friend who has the two Apple laptops was a long time Windows user and
>> like me a IT support veteran, and software developer.  What prompted him
>> to switch from Windows to Mac actually was Windows Activation.  When
>> trying to reinstall WinXP to his desktop PC he was unable to activate it
>> online, the server rejected his code.  He can to call an 900#, enter in
>> a string of numbers he had on screen, which wasn't easy for him due the
>> fact that he and I both have poor vision, and had to enter in a string
>> of numbers which the automated system gave him in order to activate his
>> "legal" copy of WinXP Pro.  It really pissed him off something royally.
>> The next day he bought the MacBook Pro and has barely touched his custom
>> built $5,000 gaming rig since then.  He does plan to get it up and
>> running again but refuses to touch Vista.  He's a die-hard Apple User
>> now.  He is messing around with the idea of using the Linux From Scratch
>> distro to build his own version of Linux for his personal use.  He's
>> seen Ubuntu, was impressed by it, but was put off by me having to
>> research how to enable commercial DVD and MP3 playback.  His quote is
>> "If it was hard for you, a IT professional, to find and implement these
>> features how the hell do you expect the average Mon & Pop user to do
>> it?"  He went on to say that from what he could see Ubuntu was well
>> rounded, but the basic features which are most appealing to home users
>> aren't there and until that is addressed in some serious way it will
>> never become mainstream.  But, I'm reiterating the point I made with my
>> original email.
>> What Ubuntu needs are TV ads which educate people on what Ubuntu is all
>> about.
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