FBI tells the public to call their ISP for help

: Most ISPs recommend using Microsoft software or
: provide software for the Microsoft platform, and
: require to turn on JavaScript

I've never heard of an ISP requiring this. They might provide it for you if you want to use their branded Micro$loth-oriented software, but it's not a requirement. Any ISP requiring folks to use a particular OS is doomed to fail.

scott

You're kidding, right? Have you ever called an ISP to report a
technical problem that has nothing to do with your computer or even
your connection to them, say a reverse DNS issue? If you tell them
that you run Unix they just ask you to run IE anyway. If you don't run
Windows they won't help you. That's a pretty clear message.

D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:

You're kidding, right? Have you ever called an ISP to report a
technical problem that has nothing to do with your computer or even
your connection to them, say a reverse DNS issue? If you tell them
that you run Unix they just ask you to run IE anyway. If you don't run
Windows they won't help you. That's a pretty clear message.

You're kidding, right? We much prefer the security holes of Firefox and Safari. Of course, don't ask my helpdesk for help with linux dialup issues. Too many variations of how to do it. They'll give you the right info, though.

Jack