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Re: [News] [Rival] Germany Warned About Defective Microsoft Internet Explorer

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____/ Mark Kent on Monday 18 Jan 2010 16:58 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> ____/ Mark Kent on Monday 18 Jan 2010 12:30 : \____
>>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>>> German web security office warns of "critical" flaws in Internet Explorer
>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>| Germany's Office for Information Security
>>>>| (BSI) has issued a warning against using
>>>>| Microsoftâs Internet Explorer (IE). The
>>>>| advisory follows cyber attacks against Google
>>>>| believed made possible by the IE weaknesses.
>>>> `----
>>>> http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,5132998,00.html
>>> Saw this over the weekend.  Things look worse and worse for I.E.
>> Without IE, there's no ActiveX and hardly any Silver Lie, either. That'll
>> help their move to GNU/Linux. Remember what held Vienna back... MSIE.
> The Vienna situation remains, to my mind, an indication of a lack of
> will to make a change rather than anything more.
> I'm quite sure that Vienna have the commercial clout to secure what they
> need from Vendors, or if they cannot, the clout to find a vendor which
> provides what they want.

They have platform duality now (better than before). They'll get back to making a full migration,
I suppose.

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