Reconciling assholes for nearly a decade.

Resistance is futile

I'm being assimilated: Firefox is no longer allowed where I work!
The reasons?
"As per the enclosed Web Browser policy, we are removing all Firefox installations. Issue with Firefox is that this software is full of security vulnerabilities and is not being updated. It has been determined that it is not required (i.e. no business justification and a matter of personal preference) and would be too costly to maintain."

WTF!!!

"full of security vulnerabilities" right, unlike IE, right?

"a matter of personal preference" And we can't have that, can we?

What's next? Uniforms? Identical lunch meals?
Well, actually, I know what's next.
The new round of regulations will probably contain the requirement that all intranet applications must be standards compliant and must run and look the same on all browser (version 1.0 and higher).
The use of Ajax technology will be encouraged ofcourse.
</RANT>

Thank you for you're time. ;)
Permalink Geert-Jan Thomas 
January 17th, 2006
I was under the impression that the use of AJAX tends to preclude standard compliance, and particularly an application's ability to look the same in all browsers.

Just use Opera.
Permalink Flasher T 
January 17th, 2006
Just being cynical, dude
Permalink Geert-Jan Thomas 
January 17th, 2006
Translation "I can't be arsed supporting it every time some pillock adds a dodgy extension. Security be damned, IE makes my life easier".

Personally I encourage FF but most people still use IE for some bizarre reason.
Permalink a cynic writes... 
January 17th, 2006
There's one or two firefox hacks that will let it run off of a thumb drive, or maybe even a CD-ROM.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 17th, 2006
So, before hand, your company was running IE and firefox?

This means that your company was exposed to security problems in both products and had to keep up-to-date on the fixes for both products.

Dropping one of the products reduces their support costs.

Note that they probably -have- to support IE (even if it might be a weaker browser).
Permalink somebody else 
January 17th, 2006

This topic was orginally posted to the off-topic forum of the
Joel on Software discussion board.

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