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     Post subject: Sometimes you do despair...
     Post Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:02 pm 
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    UK.gov sticks to IE 6 cos it's more 'cost effective', innit

    Computers in Whitehall will largely continue to run Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6, which will make web coders spit out their cheese‘n’pickle sarnies this lunchtime.

    “It is not straightforward for HMG departments to upgrade IE versions on their systems. Upgrading these systems to IE 8 can be a very large operation, taking weeks to test and roll out to all users.”

    That’s according to the government’s response to a petition submitted to Downing Street in February that opposed UK.gov’s continued endorsement of Microsoft’s IE 6.

    “To test all the web applications currently used by HMG departments can take months at significant potential cost to the taxpayer. It is therefore more cost effective in many cases to continue to use IE6 and rely on other measures, such as firewalls and malware scanning software, to further protect public sector internet users,” it said.


    http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2010/07/30/uk_government_sticks_with_ie_6/

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    IE6 is deprecated trash. Nuff said.

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     Post subject: Re: Sometimes you do despair...
     Post Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:37 pm 
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    that was a stupid comment btw
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    same at out place - it has to pass loads of testing. old apps dont render right etc etc

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     Post Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:11 pm 
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    happyslappy wrote:
    same at out place - it has to pass loads of testing. old apps dont render right etc etc


    Until recently we had 6 at work. One of the content management sites at work only worked on 7 and higher though, caused numerous issues. Just been upgraded to Citrix with 7 and all is dandy.

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     Post subject: Re: Sometimes you do despair...
     Post Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:43 pm 
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    Think this answer said it all:

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    A whole lot of companies are not upgrading their browsers from IE6. My company isn't and it aint nothin' to do with time to roll out (or cost of IE8), it is to do with how integrated it is with the software that has been developed for it. The software cannot be tested on IEanything else and approved for use without paying the original developers or licensers a WHOLE HEAP of money. If you run the software on any browser than IE6 you lose the support you have paid £300m for (that isn't a typo).
    So one wonders why everybody thinks the lack of IE8 in the workplace is so amazing. These people have clearly never suffered from appalling legacy systems with ridiculously one-sided licences. They also still think that "no-one ever got fired for choosing IBM", which i can state right now is not true. Think IBM and IE6 are not related? That's how bad some of the previous decisions were.
    Still, the government eh? what are they like!


    Wonder if future contracts are thought through better :D


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     Post Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:47 pm 
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    Have to stick to IE6 at work too if we want all our apps to work right...well when I say all I mean some...
    We use firefox if we want though vOv

    IE7+ are pish anyway :thumbd:

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    The DoH has said ditch IE6 and go to 7, although as we're switching to Windoze 7 we'll go straight to 8 I believe.... If we don't end up on Linux by the end of the year :geek:

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    Extolerance=GCHQ= wrote:
    Have to stick to IE6 at work too if we want all our apps to work right...well when I say all I mean some...
    We use firefox if we want though vOv

    IE7+ are pish anyway :thumbd:


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     Post Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:53 am 
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    EkO=GCHQ= wrote:
    Extolerance=GCHQ= wrote:
    Have to stick to IE6 at work too if we want all our apps to work right...well when I say all I mean some...
    We use firefox if we want though vOv

    IE7+ are pish anyway :thumbd:


    Chrome, that's all I need to say, Chrome.


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     Post Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:27 pm 
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    I had to ditch Chrome because it insisted on printing the web address on all the pages (still no option to turn it off as of when I left it)...not a good look for invoices and stuff :cry:
    It's simple things like that that need testing when upgrading IE6 to 8 etc.....

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     Post Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:02 pm 
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    EkO=GCHQ= wrote:
    Extolerance=GCHQ= wrote:
    Have to stick to IE6 at work too if we want all our apps to work right...well when I say all I mean some...
    We use firefox if we want though vOv

    IE7+ are pish anyway :thumbd:


    Chrome, that's all I need to say, Chrome.


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    Dordieswinginginthewindnuts wrote:
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    rustysagnuts wrote:
    heeerp

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     Post subject: Re: Sometimes you do despair...
     Post Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:16 pm 
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    wowyouareacow=GCHQ= wrote:
    Dordieswinginginthewindnuts wrote:
    duuur

    rustysagnuts wrote:
    heeerp

    airsoftarms wrote:
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    ROFL :lol:

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