VENT - Ticked with Kubuntu

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Apr 21 13:18:50 UTC 2008

Michael Leone wrote:

> 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.

Yes, but what if you _don't_ already have a retail copy of XP? MS wants to
stop selling it, so yes, you'll be _forced_ to use Vista if you want

> I can't remember the last time I saw a blue screen on XP, 

Last Monday, trying to submit my taxes from Intuit QuickTax...

> 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.

Which will probably be effective - it's been done before.

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