...where are all the class-action lawsuits? Here's a place where people should be suing the hell out of a company. Why isn't this happening?
My only Internet access is through a metered aircard. This means viewing ANY ad on the Internet costs me money. I'm willing to deal with graphics because that's really not much bandwidth but a few too many inadvertent videos could actually cost me more than it would to just subscribe to a website and remove the ads the nice way.
Appalachian supports Linux. Now, that being said, if you asked any tour guide or just about anyone on the public facing side, they will have no idea what you're talking about, and it's not mentioned on any website of course. However, most everyone in IT has a Linux box somewhere (in my branch of IT which is mostly concerned with web development, we all run Linux on our desktops and just use VMs for testing in IE), and some of the people at the student computer support desk can even help out. We also have a fairly active LUG that just went through a rough patch and seems to be gaining some momentum again. Actually, when I came here as a student several years ago, the main selling point for me was ALUG... Before I even applied I was on their mailing list making sure there would be no problem with me living in the dorms and doing class-related stuff.
As much as this is a plug for ASU, I suspect that many universities are like this - they're not going to mention it in public materials and the everyday joe in Admissions is not going to have a clue what you're talking about; you just have to find the right people to ask.
Looks like Half-Life 2 Episode 3 is going to go the way of Duke Nukem Forever at this rate... Come on Gabe, quit fscking around with these little franchises and give me some damned closure!