FBI tells the public to call their ISP for help
D'Arcy J.M. Cain
darcy at druid.net
Fri Jun 15 20:33:29 UTC 2007
On Fri, 15 Jun 2007 13:17:07 -0700
"Scott Weeks" <surfer at mauigateway.com> wrote:
> : Most ISPs recommend using Microsoft software or
> : provide software for the Microsoft platform, and
> I've never heard of an ISP requiring this. They might provide it for you if you want to use their branded Micro$loth-oriented software, but it's not a requirement. Any ISP requiring folks to use a particular OS is doomed to fail.
You're kidding, right? Have you ever called an ISP to report a
technical problem that has nothing to do with your computer or even
your connection to them, say a reverse DNS issue? If you tell them
that you run Unix they just ask you to run IE anyway. If you don't run
Windows they won't help you. That's a pretty clear message.
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