[Bug 908] LFS Testing doesn't render properly on MSIE

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Wed Oct 6 07:16:41 PDT 2004


Archaic wrote:

>On Tue, Oct 05, 2004 at 11:13:24PM +0100, Matthew Burgess wrote:
>  
>
>>But, here's where we have an advantage.  *Our* average Joe should be 
>>clued-up enough to be able to understand that alternative browsers are 
>>available, and the FAQ would tell him/her why the book doesn't render 
>>correctly in IE.
>>    
>>
>
>Whoa! Are we only interested in retaining users? Or should we also be
>trying to get new users? IE support is mandatory if we want to get new
>users. Regardless of one's technical prowess, if they use IE, they use
>IE. I think it is fair to say the VAST majority of us came from Windows.
>A lot came directly from Windows, some stopped off at RedHat Land or
>some such. That has no bearing on their skill level. You can use a
>distro for years and not know squat about Linux.
>

Mozilla and Firefox run just fine under Windows.  Besides, even CERT 
recommends a different browser:

http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/713878#alt_browser

  -- Bruce





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