[Techtalk] What distro?

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at swbell.net
Sat Oct 16 21:58:33 UTC 2010

On 10/16/2010 04:42 PM, Little Girl wrote:
> Hey there,
>> Maybe they will figure out that the reason that people are
>> migrating away from Windows is because they don't *want* a dumbed
>> down interface...
> Heh, I didn't know that. I figured that most people make the switch
> for security reasons. I remember spending a good chunk of my time
> maintaining, updating, and running all sorts of anti-virus,
> anti-trojan, anti-spyware, anti-adware, and anti-other-horrible-stuff
> programs. Being able to just simply *use* my computer rather than
> dedicating myself to maintaining it was a novel concept for me when I
> first switched over to Kubuntu.
> There have to also be those who make the switch to save money. How
> much does Windows cost nowadays? I know quite a few people who have
> Windows even though the last price I remember for it was out of their
> league, which brings me to the next reason: those many who most
> likely have an illegal copy (which must be stressful). (:

What ticked me off with Windows was when they decided I was so stupid I 
just clicked program icons for the fun of it. Every time I tried to run 
a program it greyed out the screen and asked me if I _REALLY_ wanted to 
start THAT program. If I didn't want it to run I wouldn't have clicked 
on it. I don't need Microsoft nursemaiding me every second.

I've had a LOT less issues running Kubuntu than I ever did with Windows. 
Maybe I've just been lucky, but I love it.

"A good moral character is the first essential in a man." George Washington

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