[ubuntu-uk] Capitalising on XP's demise

Adam Funk a24061 at ducksburg.com
Tue Mar 25 20:07:32 GMT 2008

On 2008-03-25, Paul Mellors wrote:

>> - Writing to relevant MPs, councillors, and so on - people who are in
>> a position to influence decision making where public sector corporate
>> IT infrastructure is involved, who will at some point have to
>> 'replace' those XP boxes, explaining to them the benefits (not least
>> that they wouldn't actually have to change their hardware to migrate
>> to Ubuntu!).
>> The danger I see here is that we could stray into FUD territory, which
>> would be slightly ironic and not at all helpful.
>> Anyway, I just thought I'd put this out there for the list to think
>> about. Any feedback/suggestions/discussion would of course be
>> appreciated.

>> [1]
>> http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9070119&pageNumber=1
>> [2] http://crunchbang.org/archives/2008/01/25/random-ubuntu-advocacy/ 

> This type of stuff really gets on my tits, no offence Josh :)  But stop
> fricking MS bashing, if you don't want to use MS products don't, but
> there are people out there that do so let em.....

Let them buy MS at our expense, and to our detriment when we want open
document formats (for example)?

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