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Old 07-19-2005, 04:15 AM   #1
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What really peeves me off...

We've got an office of 30 computer, they're only used for browsing the internet and sending emails etc.

I fancy putting linux on a few of them as we're running windows 98 at the minute and its really bad.

Anyway, the only problem I have is that we use a website that requires a couple of components to be installed, and these components are only available for windows and not linux. So because of one company who provide us with access to 1 website we can't use linux.

what a pain
Old 07-19-2005, 04:16 AM   #2
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What components?

You can install IE via wine
Old 07-19-2005, 04:31 AM   #3
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I'm sure I tried wine before but I just got so confused with it.

I've just tried the visit the website that we use, and it has a message on it saying "you need microsoft internet explorer 5.5 to use this website"......great!

These are the reasons what linux isnt so popular, because developers wont realise that its actually there.
Old 07-19-2005, 04:37 AM   #4
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No. Linux is not so popular for many reasons, developer knowledge isn't one of them. Companies may design their websites for IE only for a host of reasons. One of them may simply be that their website authors don't know how to standardise their pages, or just don't want to.

And threads on "this is what's wrong with linux" go in the General forum. Where you will find this thread.
Old 07-19-2005, 08:47 AM   #5
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You can still use linux even if you need to go to stupid sites that say "you need microsoft internet explorer 5.5 to use this website". You do not even have to run IE, or wine.

Konqueror (3.1.0) and firefox (and probably other browsers) can be configured to say that they are IE when asked by a website. Yes, they are "lying", but it makes the stupid website work, and is very satisfying!

For konqueror, the setting is under Tools-Config Konq-Browser Identification.

Firefox needs an extension to do this, find it here:
Old 07-19-2005, 09:20 AM   #6
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And in Opera it's found simply under "Tools»Preferences»Network" , although I never use that option myself: Lazy/retarded scum like that doesn't deserve my attention.

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