From: Rob Morley on
On Wed, 04 Nov 2009 13:38:44 +0000
Adrian C <email(a)here.invalid> wrote:

> Thinking of writing a letter of complaint accusing Microsoft of
> discriminatory practice.
>
> If ye don't have kids or a qualifying job, you pay for everyone else.
>
> Bit like paying taxes.
>

But the Microsoft tax isn't compulsory - there are havens like Ubuntu
and Fedora where PC users can seek refuge.

From: Rob Morley on
On Wed, 4 Nov 2009 17:08:39 -0000
Conor <conor(a)gmx.co.uk> wrote:

> You may want to ask anyone who owns a nVidia or ATI card how Ubuntu
> 9.10 is going.
>
Works fine with my AGP Radeon, and SO's laptop with Radeon X1200 :-)

From: bcoombes on
Rob Morley wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Nov 2009 17:08:39 -0000
> Conor <conor(a)gmx.co.uk> wrote:
>
>> You may want to ask anyone who owns a nVidia or ATI card how Ubuntu
>> 9.10 is going.
>>
> Works fine with my AGP Radeon, and SO's laptop with Radeon X1200 :-)
>
Sure, most Linuxes work with old cards...the problems arise with anything
vaguely new.
From: Richard Colton on


"Conor" <conor(a)gmx.co.uk> wrote in message
news:MPG.255bc57491e839649898ec(a)news.eternal-september.org...
> In article <20091104154922.179f1cec(a)bluemoon>, Rob Morley says...
>>
>> On Wed, 04 Nov 2009 13:38:44 +0000
>> Adrian C <email(a)here.invalid> wrote:
>>
>> > Thinking of writing a letter of complaint accusing Microsoft of
>> > discriminatory practice.
>> >
>> > If ye don't have kids or a qualifying job, you pay for everyone else.
>> >
>> > Bit like paying taxes.
>> >
>>
>> But the Microsoft tax isn't compulsory - there are havens like Ubuntu
>> and Fedora where PC users can seek refuge.
>
> You may want to ask anyone who owns a nVidia or ATI card how Ubuntu 9.10
> is going.

Works fine here using a GTX260 and an 8800GT thanks (so does Win7 for that
matter).

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From: Richard Colton on


"Conor" <conor(a)gmx.co.uk> wrote in message
news:MPG.255bd6f228fd52509898ee(a)news.eternal-september.org...
> In article <7YiIm.1737$Ym4.308(a)text.news.virginmedia.com>, Richard
> Colton says...
>>
>> "Conor" <conor(a)gmx.co.uk> wrote in message
>> news:MPG.255bc57491e839649898ec(a)news.eternal-september.org...
>> > In article <20091104154922.179f1cec(a)bluemoon>, Rob Morley says...
>> >>
>> >> On Wed, 04 Nov 2009 13:38:44 +0000
>> >> Adrian C <email(a)here.invalid> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > Thinking of writing a letter of complaint accusing Microsoft of
>> >> > discriminatory practice.
>> >> >
>> >> > If ye don't have kids or a qualifying job, you pay for everyone
>> >> > else.
>> >> >
>> >> > Bit like paying taxes.
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >> But the Microsoft tax isn't compulsory - there are havens like Ubuntu
>> >> and Fedora where PC users can seek refuge.
>> >
>> > You may want to ask anyone who owns a nVidia or ATI card how Ubuntu
>> > 9.10
>> > is going.
>>
>> Works fine here using a GTX260 and an 8800GT thanks (so does Win7 for
>> that
>> matter).
>
> Ubuntuforum.org and plenty of IT news websites show that there's loads
> of people ending up with blank screens, data loss etc etc.

There may well be, but I can only comment on my own experiences.

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