Web pages that are incompatible with Linux and browsers
I don't know where to go to ask this general question, so I thought I'd try here.
The teachers in my board, and many others, have recently been set up to prepare reports online.
This made me very happy, as the program that I used to use gave me nothing but headaches running with wine in Linux, and in windows. This program was the only reason I kept a windows machine around the house.
But when I went to the web page, expecting a nice login prompt, I was greeted with a nasty quote stating that the web-page was "incompatible with my OS."
I tried all the browsers on my system, Opera, Konqueror, Firefox, and Epiphany. Frustrated, I fired up a Windows machine, and Firefox, and was greeted with a message stating that this page was incompatible with my browser. Only the ietab extension in firefox will actually load the page.
I have asked around in my IT department but I am wildly disregarded. I have contacted the application designers, but the support dept does not cater to individual users, I should contact my board's IT dept. for that.
Does anyone know anything about how and why I might be experiencing these messages?
Is it a simple programming thing? Are people using macs likely to have the same problems (being UNIX based as well)?
btw I tried using ie with wine, but it simply terminates before it even fully starts.
I can concede using a browser that I would rather not, just to access this one page, but having to change the whole OS seems a bit much.