On 28.11.2003, at 20:59, albi at saynotomicrosoft dot org wrote:
> i thought m0n0wall was a really cool project, but now i'm starting to
> some doubts..
Oh oh oh, if anybody wanted to start a nice little fierce flame war,
this would be the number one opportunity. ;)
> Galeon, Konqueror, Epiphany-browser, Mozilla-firebird ?
> Linux-starters, FreeBSD-starters ?
Oh crap. Now I'm outed as a user of commercial products. Help!
Seriously - I like to use whatever is best for the job at hand - even
if it's commercial. And of course even more so given the fact that I
still earn most of my money doing work with commercial products.
Unfortunately I can't eat source code. Guess that makes me a traitor.
And now that you know that I did most of the design on m0n0wall's
webGUI in Dreamweaver on a Windows box, you'd better run away from
m0n0wall as fast as you can.
> (how can you choose the most insecure browser of the Internet as your
> main target ?)
Perhaps because I know a lot of people who just use whatever came
installed on their machine for their daily browsing needs? Maybe I just
know the wrong people. I still like them, though. Even if they're using
> is Tahoma is a freely available font known to all these people ? (i
> heard of it)
I guess it isn't (anymore). I just checked, and I personally think it
looks OK in other fonts like Helvetica, too. Of course, given font size
and/or resolution settings that are weird enough, it can look ugly -
but that is true of most websites that were designed for the eye. :)
> perhaps you should consider making a Tahoma-disclaimer in m0n0wall
> then, as i think i'm not
> the only person *not* using Internet Explorer
I'm not using it on my Apple PowerBook either. Still, the m0n0wall
webGUI looks nice with Apple Safari (another bad commercial plague, I
know - I've heard it is based on Konqueror's rendering engine, though?)
OK, I've had enough of this. As Joachim and Fred just pointed out, I
think that this whole
oh-I-won't-use-anything-that-has-Microsoft-written-on-it business is
childish and doesn't get us anywhere. YMMV.