How do you avoid supporting MSIE and Windows? I agree with Phantasm66, Nodsu, et al that MS is evil, that IE is built by cheesemakers in Switzerland, and that surrendering to .NET is a subconscious expression of a death wish. Although I believe that Bill Gates is not the antichrist, perhaps the antichrist would prefer to be Bill Gates. Micro$oft demonstrated its commitment to innovation by its innovative interpretation of anti-trust law, while gathering the most innovative lawyers to ever compose a corporate legal staff. Hundreds of thousands of programmers who had to change careers are evidence of the monopolistic actions of Micro$oft. Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson wrote 208 pages of legal opinion with which I agree, word for word. http://www.analitica.com/bitblioteca/tpjackson/microsoft.asp http://www.analitica.com/bitblioteca/tpjackson/microsoft2.asp "Most harmful of all is the message that Micro$oft’s actions have conveyed to every enterprise with the potential to innovate in the computer industry. Through its conduct toward Netscape, IBM, Compaq, Intel, and others, Micro$oft has demonstrated that it will use its prodigious market power and immense profits to harm any firm that insists on pursuing initiatives that could intensify competition against one of Micro$oft’s core products. Micro$oft’s past success in hurting such companies and stifling innovation deters investment in technologies and businesses that exhibit the potential to threaten Micro$oft." Yet I'm writing this with IE6 on an XP machine fully updated by MS Wind0ws Update, while the Mandrake Linux box next to it is no longer even plugged in to power. I have lost the will to resist, excluded from a computer community that would rather make money than make war on monopolists. My so-called "friends" expect me to fix their MSIE and Wind0ws problems for free, so that Bill Gates can keep making billions on each upgrade. Eventually I will have to give up having "friends", or the Adjusted Gross Income on my 1040EZ will be "-0-", and the "Occupation" box will read, "Bill Gates' slave". Devotees of Mandrake, SuSe, Star Office, Opera, FireFox, Eudora, JetAudio, etc. don't need my support. It's Micro$oft users that need Microslaves. So how do you, the IT intelligentsia, avoid MSIE and Wind0ws?