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Re: Gnu Hurd bochs images

On Sun, May 12, 2002 at 02:55:56PM -0700, Eugenia Loli-Queru wrote:
> Robert,
> please, do not start the preaching to me. I am not your average Mary user. I
> got 8 operating systems installed on this very computer.

My comment was not offensive at all, nor it suggested you are
"my average Mary user".

> It just happens
> that right now I am under XP for this or the other reason. All I said is
> that there is a problem with IE and your web server and I reported the
> problem as a "good neighbour".

I just proved that my Apache webserver works fine and IE is buggy.

> As far the non-free thing goes, I don't give a rat's ass. Human beings are
> the people who wrote IE and human beings are the people who wrote Mozilla or
> Konqueror. I am not a software racist.

I don't have anything against IE authors, but I claim they're mislead people,
putting their efforts to perjudicate our freedom as humans.

> There is a lot of
> pain in this world, and adding another "problem" to the sack, like the
> Software's Freedom, it is just, plainly, stupid.

There's a difference between adding a problem and unveiling it. Truth is
you can be very happy before it is unveiled, but blaming the unveiler for
that is really insulting.

> Point is, I am linking your images from our web site,

That is not completely installed, and it has a lot of problems. It's
mainly meant for debugging and won't probably be what your visitors expect.

Please remove that link.

> which while it is
> mostly read by "alternative OSes" users, it does not stop these users to
> surf with the king of the web browsers: IE. We like IE or not, fact is, it
> has a huge userbase share (> 90% globally, and about 70% on my site) .

The only reason why windows users "freely" choose IE is because it's both
preinstalled and preloaded by the operating system. They are not free,
however, to choose a preinstalled Mozilla, or to deactivate preloading on IE.

Nor even they are free to modify IE at their convenience,

> And
> it should be supported for this very reason. Not because we like or dislike
> IE. A web server SERVES people. It is their FREEDOM of these people if they
> want to use Mozilla or IE. Otherwise, your web server does not serve. It
> just SELECTS.

IE failed to understand a standard HEAD response. Then it's IE that needs
fixing and not Apache.

Robert Millan

"5 years from now everyone will be running
free GNU on their 200 MIPS, 64M SPARCstation-5"

              Andrew S. Tanenbaum, 30 Jan 1992

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