Active X

David McGlone david at
Tue Jul 14 11:08:49 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 14 July 2009 05:55:01 am Eberhard Roloff wrote:
> O. Sinclair schrieb:
> > I use it myself occasionally when some pay-for-internet site is created
> > by some brainless git so that it does not work outside IE.
> And this exactly is the reason why this brainless git can
> continue to do his brainless work.
> They will want to have happy customers.
> So, just let them know that you would like to buy from them,
> but you can't, since you are using Linux.
> Then go and buy elsewhere, if they do not agree with you.
> And do not forget to let them know.

I agree. I did this with Blockbuster. At the time I was looking for online 
rentals, Netflix had already had the "view it now" which of course didn't work 
with linux, so I signed up with Blockbuster who didn't have the "view it now" 
at the time and I sent an e-mail to netflix letting them know why I chose 
Blockbuster. Couple weeks later, I seen Blockbuster was implementing the "view 
it now" and had a beta release, Of course it didn't work with linux either, so 
I sent them an e-mail asking them to support linux and if they didn't I was 
going to discontinue my subscription. About 3 months later, still no linux 
support from blockbuster, so I kept to my word and discontinued my 

David M.

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