I cant buy a complete computer running XP here from any of corporate suppliers, but XP is still around, on shelves for sale. I wouldnt be suprised if there was a few place in Lihtuania that sold XP and/or systems with XP installed. You'd probably need to be 'in the know' or spend a lot of time looking to find them
People doesn't like OSes where you can remove GUI or sound or locale support by standard tools. Also people doesn't like console VC systems and autotools to install the software they need. People also like software available in their native language. And finally, people don't like the suddently discover that they cannot do what they want due to some software bugs which are opened for several years.
That's why people like to pay or steal quality products.
If you've nothing to say, 'yes' will do just fine.
Mircosoft dont want to support XP forever, but also dont want linux/BSD (or anybody else for that matter) increasing installed base.
More machine running non-microsoft = more potential customers for those systems = less emphasis on windows.
Microsoft has only got the position it is in by domination of the installed base.
3.) This is PLAIN wrong you can go with all the default options without any prefrence in ubuntu.
6.) Windows XP is a 9 year old version of windows and Lubuntu a tadays modern os is lighter than xp.
7) the posters asked "Why not ubuntu?" and not any other gnu/linux dostro.
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I don't recall ever paying "hundreds of dollars" for Windows, even if you sum up every Windows-related purchase I've made since 2007 (when I got my first computer).