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Re: [opensuse][OT] The BBC is asking if they should support Linux
  • From: Fergus Wilde <fwilde@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 10:44:53 +0000
  • Message-id: <200702161044.54088.fwilde@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 16 February 2007 09:51, Russell Jones wrote:
> John Andersen wrote:
> > Given the quality of the BBC these last few years the whole
> > organization should be outlawed. Harumph!
> Do you get the digital channels? BBC Three and Four show some excellent
> programmes. Radio 4 is very good, too. Mind you, the real terms cut in
> the license fee and extra obligations placed on the BBC recently won't
> help the quality.

A lot of people feel the same way about the decline in output quality on the
terrestrial TV. But I agree with Russell about 3, 4, and the radio. Whatever
your view though, they are still going to take the licence fee off you, so I
would urge any UK readers to go to the BBC Trust site at

and express your views. The consultation is not solely about a Microsoft-only
system, though, and I would remind everyone that it's likely that sounding
like you've given the whole consultation thought is probably likely to get
more results than if one comes off as simply someone who hates Microsoft. I
would imagine that the bulk of people reading your input are probably not
technical specialists.


Fergus Wilde
Chetham's Library
Long Millgate
M3 1SB

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