Bill Diehl on 2 Feb 2008 19:47:23 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] I'm Convinced To Try Ubuntu

On 2 Feb 2008 at 18:58, Bob Heise wrote:

> On 2/2/08, Bill Diehl <> wrote:
> > OK, folks, you convinced me to try Ubuntu.  Now I hope this does not
> > spark a war over which derivative of Ubuntu is best, since Xubuntu
> > looks to be of most interest to me at this time.
> >
> Just realise that using xfce is a false economy if you use programs
> that need other toolkits, since those libraries will have to be loaded
> too...

That is a good point to know, Bob.  Perhaps I do not need to be as 
concerned about unnecessary installations with a Linux distro as 
with Windows.  I had spent so much time removing bloatware and 
crapware from the Windows machines that I worked on (including 
my own) over the years that I just don't want to deal with it 
anymore.  If a program needs other toolkits/libraries to fully function 
properly, then I don't mind.  It is when stuff gets installed and 
loaded just because the folks in Redmond want to control how I 
use my computer that bothers me.  The Linux camp seems a lot 
more humane and ethical in putting computing power where it 


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