[LINK] petition for multi-platform etax software

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Wed Jul 15 09:48:41 AEST 2009

For mine, it's past time to outlaw platform discrimination.

Perhaps the government could even promote a locally-developed 
alternative (Red 'Roo Linux <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Flag_Linux>?).

On Wed, 15 Jul 2009 at 03:52:11 +1000 Frank O'Connor wrote:
> Hey Danny,
> They've been saying they're gonna do it for the last 10 years ... 'in 
> due course', 'next year' and 'when it's possible' ... what more do 
> you want?
> I mean these people have real problems just maintaining a version 
> that works on Windows XP and Vista ... I mean, if you have a Service 
> Pack installed it's highly likely that the ATO product will bomb. 
> Remember a few years back when Windows users were asked to downgrade 
> WIndows XP by a couple of Service Packs to get eTax compatibility?
> Me? I've grown used to using the paper/snail mail alternative ... I 
> find it reassuring in todays fast paced world that my dealings with 
> the ATO will remain mired in the deep dark past for years to come.
> If nothing else ... they are predictable.
> 					Regards,
> ---
> At 6:24 PM +1000 14/7/09, Danny Yee wrote:
>> There's an online petition at
>> 	http://www.petitiononline.com/FreeEtax/
>> asking that the ATO produce cross-platform etax software.
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