To Kubuntu, or not to Kubuntu? That is the question!

anthony baldwin anthony.baldwin01 at
Fri Jun 15 17:57:56 UTC 2007

Neil Winchurst wrote:

>On Fri, 15 Jun 2007 09:49:59 -0300
>Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:
>>Jordi Ferrando Fabra wrote:
>>>In my experience, you will not be able to live without your windows...
>>Why not?   I _do_ run two apps in Wine, but I'm weaning myself off both
>>(well, it actually requires me to write the Linux software so that I don't
>>need them...), but imo almost everybody can get by without Windows.
>>For one of my jobs I'm actually _required_ to use MSN messenger.  I find
>>it's actually easier to use Kopete than Windows & Messenger.
>Agreed. I haven't used Windows for about six years now, and I have no
>intention of ever bothering to again.

It´s been 7 years for me, and I´m no programmer, developor or computer 
I was a public school english teacher when I started using Linux,
and now work full-time as a freelance translator.
I do all my work on my Kubuntu box.
Linux feeds my family!  (Wouldn´t trust our livelihood to Windopes now 
if M$ paid me...)
I built machines from spare parts and took them to school in my last year
as a teacher, loaded with the Fedora based K12Linux, and the students
used them to do presentations, write papers, conduct internet research, 
and didn´t realize they were even using something different until I 
explained it to them.
they had both Mac and Windopes machines in the school, so the children 
were already
accustomed to slight differences in OSes.
My 8 yr old daughter has grown up with Linux at home, and my wife has 
finally (after
2 years of marriage) converted.  I installed Kubuntu for her two weeks 
ago, and she loves it.
She was tired of mucking about the virus crap, adware, crashes, 
expensive software, etc.


>Neil Winchurst

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