[UbuntuWomen] Introducing myself!

Lesley King lesley.king at freeuk.com
Wed Apr 30 12:35:04 UTC 2008


The schools in the UK also use Windows extensively. Most of them don't
seem to know there is an alternative which is free and also good!

Lesley

On Tue, 2008-04-29 at 19:29 +1000, Kathryn wrote:
> > Echoing Cathy, schools here (India) also use Windows extensively.
> > Trying to get them to understand that "piracy != free" does not go
> > down well with the management and the resistance to change is
> > unusually high (maybe due to costs?) as compared to the teaching staff
> > and students who (on average) i found were more accepting of change
> > and eager to learn.
> 
> I completely agree.
> 
> I imagine many of the students and staff in my department at uni would
> be willing to try Linux if they received adequate support.
> 
> Our department has a middle-aged man in charge of IT/computing and he
> thinks he is god's gift to admin.  In reality he has archaic skills
> and is particularly unhelpful - he pretends to be "confused" by our
> requests for assistance because few talk the jargon.  He hides behind
> condescension when he doesn't know something, and I'm sure he would
> have all kinds of excuses for avoiding Linux.
> 





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