From: Aidan Kehoe (kehoea at domain parhasard.net)
Date: Wed 03 Oct 2001 - 16:53:02 IST
Ar an 3u la de mi 10, scriobh Justin Mason :
> Yep. Aidan, have you ever submitted a bug report to Microsoft?
I don't use their products. (Except for their fine TrueType fonts.) No
reason to report bugs.
> One of the main practical (ie. not ideological) reasons *I* use free
> software, is that the small company I work for is *never* going to get
> anything like service out of any of the big vendors. It takes megabucks
> to get a support contract that'll do that, and only other big co's can
> afford it.
Meh, yeah, that's practical. It does assume you can program, though.
> It's much more affordable to use free software and *fix* it if it doesn't
If the software company was doing its job properly, they would fix it
for you, given a clear enough bug report. That they don't isn't an
abstract reason not to use proprietary software, just a pragmatic
-- `... when the elephant man broke strong men's necks, when he'd had too many Powers, ...'
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