Re: MSFT Chicanery

From: Fred McLain <mclain_at_zipcon_dot_net>
Date: Fri Sep 21 2007 - 17:12:52 CDT

Hi Alan,

I think you should go back to the folks distributing that flyer,
(your kids school?!?), and let them know they are spreading *false
information*. Regardless of what their support concerns are, only a
bit over 60% of people in the US today use IE. IE use is trending
downward sharply, so it certainly doesn't save cost over time to be
"IE only", or even claim it.

The "inaccurate results" is an extraordinary claim and almost
certainly is also false. It's like saying "other peoples software
may be crap". Unless your local school is in the business of
marketing Microsoft products, they should not be supporting that sort
of claim by distributing the marketing materials.

I wonder if CA has any laws regarding public officials engaging in
competitive marketing actions on public property?

        -Fred-

On Sep 21, 2007, at 1:11 PM, Alan Dechert wrote:

> Actually, it works fine with FireFox. It also works fine with a
> Mac. The
> point is, they are lying and spreading FUD about non-MSFT products.
>
> AD
>
>
>> As a practical matter, if homelink is barring access to sites
>> unless one
>> has a IE browser, then you can use a browser like Opera that
>> allows one to
>> spoof (pretend to be IE) the server to get in.
>>
>> It's a shame they do that.
>>
>> Another possibility is that the site uses some sort of plug-in
>> that only
>> works in IE. In that case they might be right that it only works
>> with IE.
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