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Re: Fedora Core 2 - review.



On Tue, May 25, 2004 09:22:34 AM -0600, Robin Laing
(Robin Laing drdc-rddc gc ca) wrote:
 
> As stated by others. It doesn't help any free and open software
> cause if a user cannot go to www.somesite.com and view what is on
> that site.

It doesn't help that site if it cannot viewed with *any* software.
Regardless of the SW license.

The great majority of sites has *NO* need to look as the visions in
some LSD trip, to strain your eyes with blue text on black background
or to have puppets flashing and waving at you at any corner.

Using the latest "technology" is very often just an excuse to pump up
the web designer bill. Or to feel like an overpaid web designer. It
just makes the site LESS useable, even if everybody ran MS Explorer.

If the content or service doesn't really *NEED* to behave like Star
Wars, boycott the site. Let their owners know. And tell Aunt Tillie to
do the same. Without ever mentioning proprietary formats, patents
freedom and so on. This alone would substantially cut the number of
cases where not having a proprietary browser plugin is an issue.

Ciao,
	Marco F.

--
Marco Fioretti mfioretti, at the server mclink.it Red Hat for low
memory http://www.rule-project.org/en/

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and
I'm not sure about the former.  -Albert Einstein



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