[clug] A most interesting read, most interesting

Sam Couter sam at couter.id.au
Wed Dec 27 11:13:45 GMT 2006

Peter Anderson <peter.anderson at internode.on.net> wrote:
> Colleagues,
> Why do we beat ourselves so much over this hoary old chestnut?

Mostly because I'm sick of hearing "We don't support

> as an aside, why do many of us put the 
> boot into Micro$oft but ignore Apple;

Apple don't have a monopoly on desktop operating systems.

I'm happy to put the boot into Apple too: The iPod sucks (except for the
wheel), the iTunes store is crippled, and when I purchase music I expect
to own it, not rent it. Better? :)

> Why can't we just be thankful that there are alternatives and that we 
> have the opportunity to use what we prefer.

If we don't make some noise every now and then, those alternatives
become even more fringe and unmaintainable. Then they aren't
alternatives at all.
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