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Thanks, but not now due to IE or MS racketeering type practices

From: Greg Rice <gregrice@altavista.com>
Date: 25 Jan 2000 01:23:42 -0800
Message-ID: <20000125092342.29147.cpmta@c012.sfo.cp.net>
To: support@freei.net
Cc: "British Asoc.Teachers of Deaf" <batodsec@compuserve.com>, Internet Law <David@Loundy.com>, support@microsoft.com, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

thanks for offering free software for downloading to use Free ISP services.The trouble required to downlaod and then install the 20+ megs of IE 5, in addition to the fact that MS does not include any Uninstall capability, as well as MS' many other poor business practices - let alone their unethical practices makes it far too much of a nuisance to obtain your software upgrade. I request that you continue to support the versions prior to FreeI Client 2.5 so that I may continue using your services..

I wish you luck in providing free service. I would not reccommend participating in such business deals that preclude accessibilty by browsers other than MS products. By definitoin such practices of interferring with business and customers in such an exclusivist manner is racketeering. (Not to mention that it actually violates federal law -  the ADA American with Disabilities Act for those who browse with screen reading software and toher non-MS products.) Though you claim browsing is possible without using IE5 it is neither desirable, practical, or good customer service to require a customer to waste over 20 megs of memory storage.

Let me know when I can get your software upgrade usable with my current Netscape 4.7 browser setup.




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