[ubuntu-uk] Dad's Computer - for want of a better subject
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Wed Jun 22 08:14:41 UTC 2011
On Wed, 22 Jun 2011 08:59:45 +0100, Avi Greenbury wrote:
> Jon Reynolds wrote:
>> 1. Why on Earth did they choose to put Vista on there??
> Perhaps because a new board supposedly means a new install of Windows
> and you're not supposed to be using XP licenses any more. Perhaps
> they're also tired of supporting an OS that's way past end-of-life.
Is XP no longer sold (now I think about it that may be obvious!)? What
about all the people and businesses who are not ready/capable of
supporting/running Win7? Are existing XP license holders not able to
have their PCs repaired and continue using their XP License? That's
> Did you ask them?
No, just had an email from my Dad today.
>> 3. Wouldn't he have needed to buy a new license for Vista or would
>> existing XP license cover him (I somehow doubt it)?
> Yeah, he would have needed a new license.
So is Vista still sold then? I wonder if they told him they were going
to put it on?
Either way, I wish my Dad would just let me put Ubuntu on there and
just LEARN to use OOo instead of MSO... stubborn git! :)
Jon Reynolds (j0nr)
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