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[aprssig] Xastir install issues

Bill Diaz william.diaz at comcast.net
Wed Nov 30 14:19:37 UTC 2005


Curt,
  See below:

>-----Original Message-----
>From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
>[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Curt Mills
>Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 03:00
>To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
>Subject: RE: [aprssig] Xastir install issues
>
>
>On Tue, 29 Nov 2005, Bill Diaz wrote:
>
>> The readme1st information is enlightening and re-inforces 
>what many (but
>> certainly not all) users have reported. I guess you "Takes 
>your chances".
>> No thanks,
>
>That made me chuckle.  Bill Vodall is just being explicit in his
>warnings.  Reading that the first thought that came to mind was:
>"What software does a warning like that NOT apply to!"

Do you agree or dis-agree with Bill's warnings>.  Are they valid concerns
for newbies?  That is the issue in this thread and has been since the
beginning.


>Much of the commercial software doesn't go into trying to scare the
>user like that.  They want you to have a nice warm fuzzy feeling
>when you install their software and they have their fingers crossed
>that it doesn't break or hose up your computer later.

You should try some commercial software from a reputable company who stands
behind their product.  If you only use open source I can understand your
position.

Bill KC9XG

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