Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 30th Jan 2010 06:58 UTC, submitted by chrisfriberg
Google BBC News reports: Google has begun to phase out support for Internet Explorer 6, the browser identified as the weak link in a "sophisticated and targeted" cyber attack on the search engine. The firm said from 1 March some of its services, such as Google Docs, would not work "properly" with the browser. It recommended individuals and firms upgrade "as soon as possible".
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RE[4]: IE6 Users
by ramasubbu_sk on Sat 30th Jan 2010 19:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: IE6 Users"
ramasubbu_sk
Member since:
2007-04-05

Windows & MAC has more & better applications for home users. Hardly true. But nice trolling, though.


I tried installing linux to my dad to use daily, he feel windows is fast in launching any UI application and also there no yahoo/live messenger for linux with Video chat support. Also, there is no driver for few devices which are still common usage in countries like India. (like webcam , internal modem -WinModem). I couldn't make my father use linux for long, after one month he came back to Windows XP and he is happy with Windows XP.

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RE[5]: IE6 Users
by dylansmrjones on Sat 30th Jan 2010 20:24 in reply to "RE[4]: IE6 Users"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

I call bullshit on that one. Your entire post reeks of crap. aMSN has support for webcam and nudge and whatnot. Pretty much any webcam is supported, though it's true it can be difficult to find the right package.

I can counter with my father using gentoo for years (with me doing the support). It even has support for his usb-modem and webcam. My old webcam also works in linux whereas it was a tad more difficult to get it to work with Windows Server 2008 (x64). I had to use the "wrong" drivers (non-win2k8 drivers).

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RE[5]: IE6 Users
by d.marcu on Sun 31st Jan 2010 10:11 in reply to "RE[4]: IE6 Users"
d.marcu Member since:
2009-12-27

by ramasubbu_sk on Sat 30th Jan 2010 19:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: IE6 Users
I tried installing linux to my dad to use daily, he feel windows is fast in launching any UI application and also there no yahoo/live messenger for linux with Video chat support. Also, there is no driver for few devices which are still common usage in countries like India. (like webcam , internal modem -WinModem). I couldn't make my father use linux for long, after one month he came back to Windows XP and he is happy with Windows XP.

nice trolling. xp is something from 2001 so it may load faster on a pc compared to a 2009 linux distro. If you want video for yahoo messenger just use gyachi, and for the winmodem, i used dialup "wimodems" on linux years ago

Edited 2010-01-31 10:13 UTC

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