Start Confirmations

Derek Broughton derek at
Thu Jul 23 18:45:19 UTC 2009

Paul Lemmons wrote:

> -------- Original Message  --------
> Subject: Re:Start Confirmations
> From: Derek Broughton <derek at>
> To: kubuntu-users at
> Date: 07/22/2009 04:55 PM
>> In Ubuntu's defence, though, it seems these things ONLY prompt once (if
>> you
>> tell them not to do it again).  That's way better than Vista!
> Getting stabbed in the eye ONLY once is way better than getting stabbed
> in the neck repetitively. Yes? ;-)


> Just because one is a better choice than the other does not make it a
> good choice. Me? I prefer to not get stabbed at all ...

I understand that, but I think you may find the majority of Ubuntu users 
don't feel the same way.  I remember having this argument with a rabid Mac 
bigot 10 years ago.  In the end, he decided he preferred Windows to Mac, so 
there's no accounting for taste...  Anyway, I don't care if a program wants 
to be paternalistic _once_, to protect the less technical users, but it had 
damned well better let me turn it off.

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