Microsoft updates workaround for IE bug

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Malcolm, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Malcolm

    Malcolm Guest

    Hi
    Might be of interest to some of you folks?
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/microsoft-updates-workaround-for-ie-bug/

    <looks over at ~misfit~, you will be assimilated, may the open source be
    with you ;) ;) >

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    Malcolm, Apr 30, 2014
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  2. Malcolm

    ~misfit~ Guest

    Somewhere on teh intarwebs Malcolm wrote:
    > Hi
    > Might be of interest to some of you folks?
    > http://www.cbsnews.com/news/microsoft-updates-workaround-for-ie-bug/
    >
    > <looks over at ~misfit~, you will be assimilated, may the open source
    > be with you ;) ;) >


    Heh! I've been using Firefox (mainly) for years now and have only ever
    started IE *extremely* grudgingly once or twice for things that insist on
    it - like Windows Update.

    Thanks for that though, and I hope you're well. :)
    --
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    cozy little classification in the DSM."
    David Melville (in r.a.s.f1).
     
    ~misfit~, May 2, 2014
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  3. Malcolm

    Gordon Guest

    On 2014-05-01, Allistar <> wrote:
    > Malcolm wrote:
    >
    >> Hi
    >> Might be of interest to some of you folks?
    >> http://www.cbsnews.com/news/microsoft-updates-workaround-for-ie-bug/
    >>
    >> <looks over at ~misfit~, you will be assimilated, may the open source be
    >> with you ;) ;) >

    >
    > People still use IE? Crikey, there are so many other better alternatives
    > available.


    When was MSIE place but following the leader?

    One of Ms Windows complete off out into left field. Metro on the desktop is
    another.
     
    Gordon, May 2, 2014
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  4. Malcolm

    Ralph Fox Guest

    Ralph Fox, May 2, 2014
    #4
  5. In article <ljunrk$dgk$>, "~misfit~" <> wrote:
    >Somewhere on teh intarwebs Malcolm wrote:
    >> Hi
    >> Might be of interest to some of you folks?
    >> http://www.cbsnews.com/news/microsoft-updates-workaround-for-ie-bug/
    >>
    >> <looks over at ~misfit~, you will be assimilated, may the open source
    >> be with you ;) ;) >

    >
    >Heh! I've been using Firefox (mainly) for years now and have only ever
    >started IE *extremely* grudgingly once or twice for things that insist on
    >it - like Windows Update.


    ... you know you can cheat by changing the ID string ? ... sometimes non IE
    browsers begin to miraculously work on particular sites when that browser lies
    about what it is. :) :)

    Now there's just the ethical question of ... am I really using IE if I say I
    am ?

    :)
     
    Bruce Sinclair, May 12, 2014
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  6. Malcolm

    ~misfit~ Guest

    Somewhere on teh intarwebs Bruce Sinclair wrote:
    > In article <ljunrk$dgk$>, "~misfit~"
    > <> wrote:
    >> Somewhere on teh intarwebs Malcolm wrote:
    >>> Hi
    >>> Might be of interest to some of you folks?
    >>> http://www.cbsnews.com/news/microsoft-updates-workaround-for-ie-bug/
    >>>
    >>> <looks over at ~misfit~, you will be assimilated, may the open
    >>> source be with you ;) ;) >

    >>
    >> Heh! I've been using Firefox (mainly) for years now and have only
    >> ever started IE *extremely* grudgingly once or twice for things that
    >> insist on it - like Windows Update.

    >
    > .. you know you can cheat by changing the ID string ? ... sometimes
    > non IE
    > browsers begin to miraculously work on particular sites when that
    > browser lies
    > about what it is. :) :)
    >
    > Now there's just the ethical question of ... am I really using IE if
    > I say I
    > am ?
    >
    > :)


    Heh! I've heard that it's possible to do that before but, as a Windows user
    I have IE already there (having never bothered about uninstalling it) so
    it's not that big a deal to use it when I have to. Bloody annoying though,
    companies trying to tie you in to a certain platform - and doing deals with
    other companies to do the same.

    Cheers,
    --
    </Shaun>

    "Humans will have advanced a long, long, way when religious belief has a
    cozy little classification in the DSM."
    David Melville (in r.a.s.f1).
     
    ~misfit~, May 12, 2014
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