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Willy Hamra w.hamra1987 at
Tue Jul 14 11:17:02 UTC 2009

2009/7/14 David McGlone <david at>:
> 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
> subscription.

and ended up with no car rental :P

Willy K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems

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