[ubuntu-us-ma] OnSite Inspection Was: server down at SETC

mel king mhking at MIT.EDU
Wed Sep 29 01:57:50 BST 2010

it was good to see you here and the plan to  do pxe on the 19th of  

understand your frustration    when we have   a task requested from  a  
persons computer we try to honor it
  we work hard to convince people on the merits of ubuntu   when that  
fails we comply with what is in their comfort zone
what you missed was that the individual who brought the computer you  
described left with one with ubuntu on it
i do wish you would honor ones right to choose

On Sep 28, 2010, at 7:26 PM, Martin Owens wrote:
> Martin,
> P.S. I feel that I must relay the story though of what I saw this
> evening. A computer that now has an un-licensed version of windows xp
> instead of the Ubuntu that used to be on it and it didn't have any
> networking or graphics drivers installed. Both Intel. the machine  
> could
> have still be working absolutely perfectly with Ubuntu without the  
> need
> for anything extra or time wasting. *sigh* It makes me sad, like  
> seeing
> an animal stupidly repeatedly get it's self stuck in a hole.
> On Thu, 2010-09-23 at 20:36 -0400, leftyfb wrote:
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>> Folks,
>> Our Ubuntu server at the SETC has been down since September 13th. If
>> anyone is going to be down there anytime soon, would you mind seeing
>> what is up with it? It's a Dell PowerEdge 650 rackmount server that  
>> was
>> last seen in the small server cabinet in the middle section of the  
>> where we used to teach the classes. It was location in the far  
>> corner of
>> the room opposite where you would enter from the main room.
>> The machine should only need to be plugged in and have a single  
>> network
>> cable plugged into the 1st ethernet port on the back.
>> Thanks if you are able to help and feel free to post here, email me
>> directly or hit up IRC for more questions or if you run into issues.
>> Thanks
>> Mike (leftyfb)

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