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Letters Nothing escapes the hive mind of the Register readership, and no wayward, single-cell microbe of an error escapes our readers' mulch. So welcome to the postbag, where you get to develop our stories into some useful compost.

We're particularly grateful to our erudite readers for an extremely detailed account of why burning CD-ROMs using third-party applications has been so painful for Windows users recently. You can find that here.

Thomas C Greene gets pulled up for his series extolling the joys of Mandrake Linux in a like, Harry-Homeowner situation. Apparently Linux doesn't make the grade because it doesn't do NetMeeting. If you smell a troll, read on, because this plea isn't as daft as it sounds. And isn't NetMeeting simply IRC with weird EOLs added for those goofy Microsoft-generated 'avatars' that no one ever used even back in 1995? [No - that's Comic Chat. NetMeeting is H.323 with weird EOL characters added - ed.]

And here's a rarity - we get pulled up for being too optimistic about the prospects of CDMA. Yes, us. This lucky Canadian reader can receive five (count 'em) GSM signals, and anthropologists are racing to the spot as we speak. But the rise of GSM shouldn't be discounted, he writes here.

We gathered some stern missives on our storage coverage. And finally a plea on behalf of fontographers everywhere, from this reader.

That's nearly it. Thanks to the 67 emails asking that we rant about the shortcomings of the OS X user interface. As soon as the gold CD-ROM cursor has stopped spinning, we will. And to the winners of the Google underpants competition, er ... they're on their way.

For those of you following the Gregorian Calendar - Happy New Year (and that even extends to PT Cruiser drivers). ®

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