Mailing List Etiquette was freebsd vs. netbsd

Chris Knipe savage at
Tue Jun 16 14:32:38 UTC 2020

On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 4:27 PM Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman at>

> It doesn't evolve as fast you *THINK* it does for example our system
> supports over 200 different doctor offices/practices and about 10% still
> use Windows XP at 1024x768 and *REFUSE* to move to anything newer even
> after being told that using anything older than Windows 8  is an automatic
> HIPAA violation (DHS OCR [the office that oversees HIPAA enforcement] has
> said anything that lacks active vendor support is an automatic
> violation).   About another 20% use Windows 7 and also refuse to upgrade.
> The console for the monitors (rarely used directly by anyone except for us
> the programmers) is 24x80 via a USB connector.   So yes such screen sizes
> are an issue for us.

Apples vs. Pears.  Even XP, supports HTML email, even XP supports rendering
emails wider than 80 characters.

Some of my code is GUI, running on 7", or 14" monitors.  Nothing forces my
-code- to be 80 characters wide.  Yes, the -rendering- is a different
story, the -code- is not.


Chris Knipe

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