Mind you, a cloud went across the sun just as I typed that sentence. . .
Any road up, Qwest/MSN to the contrary ("Operating system: Mac OS 8.6 and higher but not Mac OS X," they claim), you can use OS X with MSN DSL. Which is how I put together this very entry, and had a nice AIM chat with Michelle and the gent who runs Soul Solid, which I just added to the links over yonder.
What they probably mean is that their techs will be utterly useless if you call in with a problem setting up OS X. Seeing as they seem to be utterly useless no matter what, and that even I managed to get the thing working (hell, I managed to get it working with Debian with minimal effort'n'research), this says more about the quality of their support personnel than anything.
Before I head out, there's a longish Chomsky piece up at Znet:
The question is wrongly put: they do not hate us, but rather policies of the US government, something quite different. If the question is properly formulated, however, answers to it are not hard to find. Forty-four years ago President Eisenhower and his staff discussed what he called the campaign of hatred against us in the Arab world, not by the governments but by the people. The basic reason, the NSC advised, is the recognition that the US supports corrupt and brutal governments and is opposing political or economic progress, in order to protect its interest in Near East oil. The Wall Street Journal and others found much the same when they investigated attitudes of wealthy Westernized Muslims after 9/11, feelings now exacerbated by US policies with regard to IsraelPalestine and Iraq.
Nothing new to anyone paying the remotest bit of attention.
Hmm. This needs editing. Unfortunately, I need sunlight and fresh air more.