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Worlds Dumbest Woman Blames Ubuntu for College Failure

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Meet Abbie Schubert, an attractive looking college student who would we’d be blissfully unaware of, until she blames Ubuntu for her failure to complete two semesters at college.

The story starts innocently enough. Schubert ordered a brand new $1,100 Dell laptop to help her with her college studies. Despite Linux being an optional extra, she managed to order a Dell laptop with Ubutnu installed. This is where it gets interesting.

Having no idea what Ubuntu was, she inserts her Verizon High-Speed Internet CD into the laptop, and it won’t load, so she can’t access the internet. She also can’t install Microsoft Word, which she says is a requirement for her college’s classes.

To quote the report: “As a result, with no internet and no Microsoft Word, Schubert dropped out of MATC’s fall and spring semesters.”

Holy crap, how dumb is this woman. The version of Ubuntu she had comes standard with Open Office, so she obviously never tried opening a document. Second: despite some flaws with Linux, exactly how difficult is it to use a setup wizard to get online…oh, but it doesn’t support the CD hardly anyone ever uses from the ISP which is Windows only.

Despite her complete and utter stupidity, help is at hand: Verizon has offered to dispatch a technician to assist her accessing the internet without the CD, and her college says it will accept any of her papers or class documents using whatever software she has installed.

EPIC FAIL.

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11 Responses to “Worlds Dumbest Woman Blames Ubuntu for College Failure”

  1. scooter

    I read this on a linux system…Using VERIZON Yarrr! Hold on let me open a word doc using open office Yarr!

  2. eddy

    wait til she finds out there's no internet explorer icon or msn. she's likely to have seisures.

  3. pessiizer

    I know that this is going to get lost in the comment swarm, but this story illustrates two problems that I've had with getting computer-illiterate friends on Ubuntu.

    1. College classes insisting on Microsoft programs for homework submission – They don't even ask for a .doc file or an .xls, they say that you MUST HAVE MICROSOFT WORD AND EXCEL IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS on the syllabus. This is this college's mistake, and many colleges mistake.

    2. network-manager is completely impenetrable confusing crap, and it ships with Ubuntu. The first thing that I do after someone I know installs Ubuntu is walk them through installing wicd, a nicer, more intuitive program to manage connections, and most of their problems are over.

    In conclusion: this is a perfect customer for Ubuntu – a person who is not into video games, just into the internet and basic office productivity software, tasks that Ubuntu accomplishes as well as any other operating system and for free. It's the fault of Ubuntu that they've chosen to make networking out of the box so much harder than it needs to be, and don't bend over backwards in that opening “welcome to Ubuntu page” to explain that your Word/Excel/Powerpoint needs are covered by OpenOffice.org nicely. This should be a priority, because for most computer-illiterate computer-users, this will completely provide for their needs.

  4. Rich

    lol. this girl is seriously lame. she doesn't know any nerd that could help her setup her computer? seriously??

  5. Bill Sodeman

    I happily accept PDF files in my graduate courses. OpenOffice? Linux? Not a problem.

  6. Rambling Johnny

    She did a “Palin” for two semester! lolll Seriously ISP cd even in windows are a pain the first time you go online if you don't know that you can use the wizard and forget about that crap. Mine needed Shockwave and adobe Flash to run but my computer had a fresh windows XP install and I did not have either because to get them I had to go online but to go online I had to run the cd… You get the the idea I ended up buying an hour in the nearest Internet CafĂ© in five minutes I had Shockwave on my mp3 player and five minutes later I found out I could bypass the cd entirely I think I spent the rest of the hour playing Counter Strike.

  7. Sam Cruze

    I don't know, this just goes to show this girls BIGGEST faults…she has no ability to think outside the box, will quit at the FIRST sign of trouble, and is dumber than a bag of hammers. I'll tell you this much, I would never hire this girl for any job with an attitude like that. Also…has anyone searched for her in Google images? What's the deal with the "ExploreTalent.com" headshot? It might not be her but is sure looks like her. Publicity stunt maybe?

  8. Sam Cruze

    I don't know, this just goes to show this girls BIGGEST faults…she has no ability to think outside the box, will quit at the FIRST sign of trouble, and is dumber than a bag of hammers. I'll tell you this much, I would never hire this girl for any job with an attitude like that. Also…has anyone searched for her in Google images? What's the deal with the "ExploreTalent.com" headshot? It might not be her but is sure looks like her. Publicity stunt maybe?