I’ve contacted Citrix several times asking them to open up their protocols to make it possible for Linux users to at least ATTEND (if not sponsor) webinars using their product. No dice. In a polite but firm way, their response is always a slight variation of “we do not support other operating systems. Sorry.” I’ve also contacted the government agency(ies) in particular, requesting that in the future they think beyond the box (so to speak) when determining who their service provider(s) will be, and realize that not everyone interacting with them is a Windows user. The latest response I received left me quite aghast. It went something like this: “[we] will not be using another Webinar provider. All [agency] Subrecipients should plan to have compatible windows software so they can participate in future webinars.” If this doesn’t take the cake!
Now don’t take me wrong. I’m not a militant-type person. I firmly believe in the old adage, “live and let live.” However, when I see injustice being perpetrated whether by action or omission, my feathers get really ruffled. That’s why I decided to create this group. Perhaps there are others out there like me who have had similar frustrations, if not with this particular company, with others in a similar way. Maybe, just maybe, if enough voices are lifted things will change (as if…). At any rate, I invite you to share your experiences, voice your opinions, vent your frustrations, whatever.