I answered your question. I asked you why it mattered because I knew where you were going. It doesn't matter what OS I'm running if I'm not permitted to install a newsreader and Outlook is not on my machine. The OS does not determine whether or not OE is there, the network install procedure does. All your responses were predicated on the idea that my situation must be the same as others. You didn't know what questions to ask before you tried to make me wrong.
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I'm not talking down to him, as you hopefully noticed. I asked about his ISP and operating system. buttuming he's not using a public computer, this information may allow me to buttist him in...
You got all upset earlier when you thought I was being critical of you, when my post was directed at the moron who blithely told an obvious newbie to "get a real newsreader" without offering any constructive help. I told you that in my reply to your concern that I was not attacking you. Since then, you've tried to show that somehow, I could get a newsreader installed when I simply can't in my situation. Since you failed to prove me wrong about that, you now want to tell me I have no people skills, based on my response to your repeated attempts to prove me wrong. Does this make you feel better somehow about yours?