[Wolves] Chalk one up for the mighty Firefox
trog at trog-oz.demon.co.uk
Wed Dec 7 19:05:07 GMT 2005
Over the last few days at work, I've had several users complain that they
couldn't send emails. A check revealed that they were all using Yahoo
webmail and trying to access it via IE on M$ XP boxes. It was all very
strange; there was a "To" field, a "Subject" field, an "Attach files" button
and a link to click on to send the email. Missing was the field in which to
key in the actual text of the email. Fine I guess if you want to send a
blank email. A quick download of Firefox and voila! all was better again.
One of the users is completely anti-Linux, anti-FLOSS, etc. Basically as far
as she is concerned, if the software hasn't got Bill's stamp on it, then it
must be crap. I pointed out to her that she has a choice; she can use the
"crap" Firefox and be able to access her emails or use the "excellent" IE and
have a screwed up email system.
Having won this battle, I then danced my way down the corridor, wondering how
I can convince the admin staff to upgrade to Linux. Like it says some
where, "it said Windows 95 or better, so I installed Linux".
(With apologies if this story appears in another email; I tried to send it
yesterday but I think it must have gone to the bit bucket.)
Trog Woolley | trog at trog hyphen oz dot demon dot co dot uk
(A Croweater back residing in Pommie Land with Linux)
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