Re: Use of closed source software [was Re: RE: Come over to ExI-Community chat!...]

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Wed Feb 06 2002 - 15:02:23 MST

Robert J. Bradbury wrote:

> On Sat, 2 Feb 2002, Max More wrote:
>>At 07:21 PM 2/2/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>>>Which browser is it working in for you? I use Opera, and the message it
>>>gave me said to download a new version of Netscape if you see the
>>>error message.
>>I found it works perfectly with Explorer 6. Most people who I know how use
>>Netscape seem to have a lot of problems with it.
> I'll gently chide Max by asking him to read this essay by Richard Stallman
> discussing how to discourage the use of closed source software:

YES. I use Windoze where I have to for work and for one PDA
that I am not convinced works better or as well when converted
to run Linux. But the above article is somewhat dated as it
ignores the fact that Open Office reads (and writes) Word
documents just fine in its latest incarnation and has an open
format to its own data storage (XML). Highly recommended for
staying off of Windoze without losing the ability to read many

- samantha

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