Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 22:27 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Internet Explorer "It's common knowledge that almost every single geek hates Internet Explorer with a passion, but have you ever wondered why? Let's take a fair look at the history and where it all began... For posterity, if nothing else. Contrary to what you might think, this article is not meant to be a hate-fest on Internet Explorer - in fact, we're pretty impressed with the hardware acceleration and new features in Internet Explorer 9 - but keep reading for the whole story."
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Enterprise WEB apps
by Dr-ROX on Thu 21st Oct 2010 06:03 UTC
Dr-ROX
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2006-01-03

I have worked in the company, that bought a very big and complicated system to do business and organize stuff. The frontend was a WEB page. But the developer company, that programmed it made the frontend IE6 specific. So none of other browsers showed it correctly. I remember some updates slipped through domain policy and some users got IE7. They could not work anymore. So the written document has been released, that said, that no other browser should be allowed, than IE6 and all new computers must ship with XP.
The developers said, that to make that WEB app cross browser compatible, you need to pay enormous load of money.
So till today they are forced to use IE6 and XP.
There were some web projects, that I have done for that company. It was a nightmare to convince people, that the my webpage is good, but the old browser simply doesn't show it correctly.
And this is, why IE6 doesn't die...

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RE: Enterprise WEB apps
by kaiwai on Thu 21st Oct 2010 07:21 in reply to "Enterprise WEB apps"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Unfortunately there is a whole generation of people in charge of organisations who believe that IT is about writing something once then walking away believing it'll take care of itself. Information Technology is a continuous cycle of upgrading and refinement - it is never static but far too many can't get their head around that concept. It is amazing though that they can get their head around the idea of upgrading equipment in a factory but for some reason because 'code' isn't a physical thing they can touch then obvious it can't go out of date ;) There is so much epic fail in the business world its enough to make anyone want to go and live in an Amish community and not have to deal with such stupidity.

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