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Re: [News] Lloyds TSB Plays Ball for Microsoft by Blocking IE Rivals

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Sunday 18 Oct 2009 14:55 : \____

> spike1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx pulled this Usenet boner:
>> And verily, didst Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> hastily babble
>> thusly:
>>> Lloyds TSB's online banking system shows no love for Firefox
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> | Many Lloyds TSB business customers who use Firefox
>>> | as their default browser are currently unable to
>>> | access their online banking accounts.
>>> `----
>>> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/15/lloyds_tsb_online_banking_firefox/
>>> While the world moves towards recommending/requiring Linux for banking
>>> (see below), Lloyds TSB strictly requires Windows.
>> Well, I'm not a business customer, just a personal one, but I've never had
>> trouble accessing my account using opera.
> At work our expense-report site demands "Only Internet Explorer" (though
> email and time-sheet works fine with Firefox on Linux).
> So I boot to Win 7 and use IE 8 to do my expense report.  Unfortunately,
> not every feature of the site works with MS's latest browser, so I'm going
> to have to do it at work. :-(
> There's an article in the latest IEEE Spectrum about IE 6, how so many
> business /still/ force their employees to use it, and what a danger this is.
> Seems to me that a lot of companies just don't have the oomph to keep up
> with Microsoft churn.  So why do they "standardize" on it?

It's like asking an abused spouse why s/he's not running out of the house?
Fear of the unknown.

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