On 22/06/07, Timothy Murphy <tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie> wrote:
> On Thu 21 Jun 2007, Rory Byrne wrote:
>> > Tim, I'm afraid you're off mark here. Please re-read what Paul said.
> > It's perfectly fine that you have a dependency on Windows.
>> This is like saying I'm dependent on corn-plasters
> because I keep them in the bath-room in case I cut myself.
> Or I'm dependent on car-jacks because I keep one in the boot.
But what you are saying is that you cannot imagine why anyone would
not keep corn-plasters about, when some of us are perfectly happy with
Moreover, some of us have not purchased corn-plasters, and have no
plans to do so, because our needs are already served; why should we
a) run to the pharmacy and buy corn-plasters for something trivial and
b) steal some corn-plasters for something trivial and useless.
Please note that all of us do not buy PCs with Windows pre-installed;
because we do not want to pay the extra USD 100 / EUR 75 / JPY 20,000
for software we do not have a use for.
There is no need for this thread to continue; methinks your
protestations of zealotry smack a bit of defensiveness, and no-one is
judging you for using Windows. Just don't judge us for not.
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