[mythtv-users] OT: Why are people using Outlook etc. (was: Can't
get remote control to work right)
asciimonster at myrealbox.com
Thu Jul 1 11:12:30 EDT 2004
Joseph A. Caputo wrote:
>On Thursday 01 July 2004 09:38, Cotter, Paul M. wrote:
>>People use them because that's their company standard and they're
>>using the company computers.
>>That's my reason anyway.
>And I suppose top-posting is company standard as well? :-)
>I have yet to encounter a corporate environment where I wasn't able to
>install, configure & use my own mail client and browser if I wanted to.
>Heck, unless you have absolutely *no* write access, you can always
>install some Mozilla variant, and it will work with the same proxy &
>mail configuration that Outlook uses. AFAIK most of the Mozilla
>software installs into a single directory (i.e., no system DLLs are
>changed), so you don't need admin privileges on NT/2000/XP and
>uninstalling is as simple as deleting the directory if you're in a
This reminds me of a nice anecdote. I worked at the University of
Utrecht and worked with an (outdated) Win98SE computer. Now both
libraries the University of Utrecht and the technical Delft had access
to full-text journals over the web. Although the accessible journals
were complementary(as a cost reduction), the PhD students could not
access each other.
There was a Unix server in Delft which we could access. Therefore I
installed a X client (Hummingbird I think). Now I connected to Delft
over the network, start Mozilla there and have it retrieve the much
wanted full-text articles. The program was run entirely on the other
machine, only the output was sent to my screen. And it wasn't in the
slightest way sluggish.
Well this all became obsolete when it became more common for publishers
to bundle the full-text versions with the printed journals.
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