> Daniel Seagraves wrote:
>> FireFox, Thunderbird, Seamonkey, OpenOffice, and
>> many other apps started in Linux and were ported
>> to the MS version of windows and to Apple.
> Yes, and they were portable by design, rather than running under yet
> another layer of indirection. Portability by indirection (Virtual
> machines, bytecode interpreters, etc) is a waste of everyone's time and a
> crutch. Just because a plethora of java-based mailreaders exist does not
> mean I plan to abandon pine anytime soon.
Precisely (OK, more technically precise.) what I said.
>> There are many many apps that work across platform,
>> we should support that vs proprietary apps.
> How about you use whatever solves your problem rather than trying to
> attach religious significance to it?
Huh? What "religious significance"? I merely offered
an opinion as to the desirability of accessible and
cross-platform compatible vs proprietary software for
Hams -- in keeping with the long Ham tradition of being
able to make free choices of hardware and software and
to be able modify anything and everything.
> Also, resorting to namecalling both destroys your own argument and makes
I didn't name call, I merely flagged the immaturity
of the name caller. Check the thread.
This has drifted far afield. Next time will seriously
consider a private reply and avoid the flames.
Thanks! & 73,
... somewhere in FL
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