[Bug 1] Australian Telco increases resistance to solution to BUG #1
Amir E. Aharoni
amir.aharoni at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 05:13:14 UTC 2007
On 09/08/07, MankyGitt <dnadruff at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> I think it is important to note that Telstra - Australia's majority
> telco that provides phone, internet, and paytv solutions to the consumer
> market specifically refuses to support dialup, ADSL and CABLE broadband
> users on ANY operating system other than MS Windows, and MAC OS.
Most people won't care about it at all, but those who do can make a
It's just like the recent discussion about the hardships of buying a
laptop that supports Free Software. People who care about it, should
choose the vendors with whom they work according to their level of
support for Free Software.
An ISP doesn't support Linux? Don't complain and find another ISP. I
changed an ISP, because the old one didn't support Linux. (Actually,
in Israel most ISP's actively support Linux.)
It's applicable in many fields. I am looking for a new health
insurance plan now and i am trying to choose the one whose website
works best in Firefox. Or, more correctly: *all* health insurance
websites in Israel suck at their Firefox support and i am choosing the
one that sucks the least and i am calling their support people and i
am telling them that.
That's probably the best thing that average caring citizens can do,
and it's much more than nothing.
Microsoft has a majority market share
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