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

Jim Hays haysja at sages.us
Fri Apr 30 17:45:08 UTC 2004

Amen to Huck on both issues.

I prefer top posting as well.  I don't want to re-read all of the reponses to 
a message to get to the new information.  

Also, ditto on Incredimail.  We have one particular person who thinks the 
"have" to have it.  We have more problems with her machine that any other - by 
far.  I only wish I could prove that Incredimail was the culprit. :)

Quoting Huck <dhuckaby at paasda.org>:

> 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 =)
> --Huck
> -----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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Jim Hays
Technology Director
Monticello CUSD#25
Monticello, IL  61856

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