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Subject: UKNM: mac cover discs
From: Lee Rickler
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 18:18:18 GMT

.... Thats why I only buy Internet mag.
Mac AND PC files are included on their disc.
OK .. it might only be the same software that I've always got, mac and PC, but at least they bother.!!


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Richard Longhurst" <richard [dot] longhurstatfuturenet [dot] co [dot] uk>
Reply-To: uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 14:51:29 -0000

>When we stopped featuring Mac Internet software on .net's coverdisc a couple
of years back, holier-than-thou Mac users complained that the Net was
supposed to be platform-independent so we were evil not to include software
for their precious machines. They went strangely silent when we pointed out
that we didn't feature Amiga, ST, Unix or Speccy programs on the disc - to
them, multi-platform means Mac and Windows.

They also think it's a dreadful conspiracy when the Mac isn't supported.
Normally it's due to practicalities - with .net's coverdisc it was a case of
25% of the effort for 2% of the readers. It just didn't make sense to put
Mac software on there. But having said that, I did have a pop at the new
Guinness e-zine (www.getg.co.uk) for being a Windows-only executable.

I think .net has featured some Mac software in recent months. What thanks
did they get? None.

Richard Longhurst - editor, PC Format - http://www.futurenet.co.uk/
Future Publishing, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath, BA1 2BW, UK
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  Re: UKNM: mac cover discs, Marcus Austin

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