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May 31, 2007

For details, visit the official ubuntuforums

Filed under: Uncategorized — ubuntudemon @ 10:11 am

Ubuntu has an extensive and vibrant community who work through on-line forums to provide guidance and help for beginners and experts alike. For details, visit the official ubuntuforums.

That’s what I would have liked to read on www.ubuntu.com/dell. But this is the real text :

Ubuntu has an extensive and vibrant community who work through on-line forums to provide guidance and help for beginners and experts alike. For details, visit the help forum.

Vorian I agree with your blogpost. In my humble opinion www.ubuntu.com/dell should link to the official ubuntuforums instead of Dell’s Linux Community Forums.

disclaimer :

This is just my personal opinion as an ubuntuforums volunteer. I’m happy that Canonical and Dell made a business deal and that Dell decided to make Ubuntu available on some of their systems. I would like to see this happen worldwide instead of only in the USA. If you would like to buy a system with Ubuntu on it in the Netherlands you are lucky as this is possible at : http://www.mingos.nl

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9 Comments »

  1. There is the ‘business world’ which want to pay ‘good money’ to get ‘top level support’. I dont think Dell or similar business want folks to go to a ‘community of volunteers’ for support for their products. If you are $SOME_BIG_COMPANY who doesn’t know diddly about FLOSS, the idea of getting help from ‘just average folks and free software hippes’ would scare the be-jesus out of you. Now, there are clued-in business, and they would have no problem with this, but then again, they’d probably not buy Dell.

    Comment by Kevin Mark — May 31, 2007 @ 5:41 pm

  2. The words “For details, visit” are misleading. But the Ubuntu Forums front page doesn’t even mention Dell, so I don’t think it’s realistic to expect Dell to direct their customers there.

    Comment by mpt — June 1, 2007 @ 11:07 am

  3. Oops, I misread it. I thought you were referring to a Dell page, but it’s an Ubuntu page, and it’s fixed already. However, the page being linked to still doesn’t mention Dell. Perhaps you can use your forum powers to address that situation? :-)

    (Also, the first, second, and fifth links in your post are broken, and your 404 page is also broken.)

    Comment by mpt — June 1, 2007 @ 11:17 am

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  6. There is also ikbenstil in the Netherlands: They sell Ubuntu Linux desktops and with a great performance!
    http://www.ikbenstil.nl/Ubuntu-PC:::314.html?osCsid=60b3a7e5cfb200d6751b112dba93b728

    Comment by Jos — June 1, 2007 @ 10:05 pm

  7. to jos :

    Thanks for the link. It might help others.

    I already knew about http://www.ikbenstil.nl when I searched for a laptop http://www.ikbenstil.nl wasn’t an option because they don’t sell laptops (so eventually I bought my laptop at mingos).

    Comment by ubuntudemon — June 1, 2007 @ 10:14 pm

  8. to mpt :
    links are fixed :)

    For some reason wordpress couldn’t figure out to add http:// and added http://ubuntudemon.wordpress.com/ instead.

    Comment by ubuntudemon — June 1, 2007 @ 10:15 pm

  9. Oops, I misread it, it was an Ubuntu page rather than a Dell one. But it was fixed within an hour of your post. :-)

    BTW the first, second, and fifth links in your post are broken, and so is your 404 page.

    Comment by mpt — June 2, 2007 @ 11:02 am


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