[K12OSN] No flames: Why use M$ offerings?

Huck dhuckaby at paasda.org
Fri Apr 30 17:28:49 UTC 2004

Bottom Posting...

Personally I prefer top posting..
because if I'm following an issue I've likely already read all that
stuff that is at the top at least once.
and prefer to not have to scroll to read others' feedback.
Especially when I've been out of the office for a few days and come back
to a flooded inbox =)


-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com] On
Behalf Of Henry Hartley
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2004 6:43 AM
To: 'Support list for opensource software in schools.'
Subject: RE: [K12OSN] No flames: Why use M$ offerings?

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Sudev Barar [mailto:sudev at mantraonline.com]
>> Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2004 8:17 PM
>> Accidentally by leaving show all headers option I discover many 
>> ardent K12LTSP supporters using M$ mail clients .... ahemmmmm .... 
>> practise what we preach? Even if you are using OS environment that is

>> beyond your control FLOSS / Free mail clients could be a way of 
>> showing your support.

I would like nothing more than to stop using MS Outlook for mail. The
unfortunate reality is that where I work, not only is my OS not my own,
but the applications I run belong to the company. Oh, they turn a blind
eye when some of us developers install software (like Firefox, GIMP,
etc) but even that is strictly against company policy.  Furthermore, if
I don't keep my Outlook calendar up to date with meetings and schedule,
my boss is less than happy with me.  I suppose that if I *really* cared
about open source, I'd go work somewhere else but frankly, I don't care
*that* much.  Hey, I just want to get my job done.

I do try hard to make my Outlook mail as palatable as possible. I bottom
post (which is harder in Outlook than it ought to be), I trim, I quote
and I post in plain text whenever possible (at least I think I do.
Please tell me if this is not as clean as it should be and I'll do what
I can to be more responsible).

In any case, don't assume that we can all just do what we want.

Henry Hartley

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