Switching a friend to Ubuntu

Avi Greenbury avismailinglistaccount at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 21 14:55:04 UTC 2010

Dotan Cohen wrote:

> > You can modify the Ubuntu desktop to make it similar like MS.
> > Windows... Wants easy? Just use LinuxMint!
> >
> One of the developers of Linux Mint personally insulted me and my
> nation. He also specifically asked that we do not use Linux Mint. I
> really don't know why he releases his software under the GPL, then,
> but in any case I will respect his wishes and not use his software.
> Nor do I recommend it to others.

Much as I'd _really_ rather not spawn yet another rant-fest on here,
this seems rather provocative and lacking in either detail or

If it's only one Mint contributor, I'd suggest The Right Thing To Do is
let whoever's responsible for Mint's proselytism know and leave it at
that - I'd be surprised if it was Mint's own stance on it, and I'd also
be surprised if there's no-one who contributes to Ubuntu that holds
similar views.

Avi Greenbury
http://aviswebsite.co.uk ;)

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