VENT - Ticked with Kubuntu

Phil Pinkerton pcpinkerton at
Fri Apr 18 14:00:15 UTC 2008

On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 9:43 AM, Michael Leone <turgon at>

> On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 9:36 AM, Phil Pinkerton <pcpinkerton at>
> wrote:
> > Yes and as XP phases out into the Blue Screen of Death and your forced
> into
> > Vista at what cost ?
> You're not "forced" into Vista on existing hardware, any more than you
> are forced into hardy, if you're currently running gibbon. Nor are you
> "forced" into Vista, if you own your own (retail) copy of XP. You just
> delete what the manufacturer put on there, and install what you want.
> Exactly as many Linux users do. Granted, most people don't own retail
> copies of XP, but just because they don't, doesn't mean they can't.
> I can't remember the last time I saw a blue screen on XP, and we run
> all Windows at work (2000 and XP on workstations), and we have over
> 1,000 users. XP is pretty stable; that's why there's a petition to
> have MS keep selling it beyond the planned retirement in June.
> Good for you. I am however entitled  to my opinion part of which extends
to over 30 years working with computers which includes tens of thousands of
Windows installs since 3.0 plus Linux since Slackware 1.0 and the days of
300baud down loads to floppies ( 8 inch ).

Linux is about choices, I like it because I have never paid 1 dime for any
of it.
You defense of XP is well stated and yet your here in a Kubuntu users list,
your choice.

I meant no harm just took the word "VENT" as stated in this thread and
expressed myself.

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