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Douglas Saylor 10-01-2011 01:19 AM

Issues abandoning Microsoft Windows
 
With Apple iOS5 not needing iTunes, one of the last reasons to use
Microsoft Windows is going away. Web site access is the last. Here is
a great example: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov click start here & you see
"browser incompadibilty list. Solutions for Microsoft AND Apple, but
zero for Linux. Interesting this is a GOVERNMENT web site!? Crony
capitalism! Anyway ...what ARE my options here? I'm really, REALLY
sick of having a dual boot for an OS I don't enjoy using. Thanks ahead
of time!

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Wade Smart 10-01-2011 01:23 AM

Issues abandoning Microsoft Windows
 
On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 20:19, Douglas Saylor <absdoug@gmail.com> wrote:
> With Apple iOS5 not needing iTunes, one of the last reasons to use
> Microsoft Windows is going away. Web site access is the last. Here is
> a great example: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov click start here & you see
> "browser incompadibilty list. Solutions for Microsoft AND Apple, but
> zero for Linux. Interesting this is a GOVERNMENT web site!? Crony
> capitalism! Anyway ...what ARE my options here? I'm really, REALLY
> sick of having a dual boot for an OS I don't enjoy using. Thanks ahead
> of time!
>
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Had the same problem doing the fafsa for my son. I used virtual box
and ran windows
in that. It sucks for sure to have to do it that way but, it works fine.

Wade
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Jayson Rowe 10-01-2011 01:39 AM

Issues abandoning Microsoft Windows
 
On 09/30/2011 09:23 PM, Wade Smart wrote:

On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 20:19, Douglas Saylor<absdoug@gmail.com> wrote:

With Apple iOS5 not needing iTunes, one of the last reasons to use
Microsoft Windows is going away. Web site access is the last. Here is
a great example: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov click start here& you see
"browser incompadibilty list. Solutions for Microsoft AND Apple, but
zero for Linux. Interesting this is a GOVERNMENT web site!? Crony
capitalism! Anyway ...what ARE my options here? I'm really, REALLY
sick of having a dual boot for an OS I don't enjoy using. Thanks ahead
of time!

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Had the same problem doing the fafsa for my son. I used virtual box
and ran windows
in that. It sucks for sure to have to do it that way but, it works fine.

Wade


Have you tried this?:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/user-agent-switcher/


-jayson

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Richard Owlett 10-01-2011 12:46 PM

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Douglas Saylor wrote:

With Apple iOS5 not needing iTunes, one of the last reasons to use
Microsoft Windows is going away. Web site access is the last. Here is
a great example: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov click start here& you see
"browser incompadibilty list. Solutions for Microsoft AND Apple, but
zero for Linux. Interesting this is a GOVERNMENT web site!? Crony
capitalism! Anyway ...what ARE my options here? I'm really, REALLY
sick of having a dual boot for an OS I don't enjoy using. Thanks ahead
of time!



Have you tried contacting them?
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/contact.htm says in part:
</begin quote>
E-mail Us

Use the online form to ask your question, send us your
comments, or alert us to a technical issue you are having.
One of our customer service representatives will reply back
via e-mail. Or, if you prefer, you can e-mail us at
FederalStudentAidCustomerService@ed.gov


You can e-mail us anytime. We’ll respond within one day,
except for Sundays and federal holidays.

</end quote>

Perhaps the problem remains because nobody said there was a
prolem.




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rikona 10-01-2011 06:08 PM

Issues abandoning Microsoft Windows
 
Hello Richard,

Saturday, October 1, 2011, 5:46:45 AM, Richard wrote:

> Douglas Saylor wrote:
>> With Apple iOS5 not needing iTunes, one of the last reasons to use
>> Microsoft Windows is going away. Web site access is the last. Here is
>> a great example: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov click start here& you see
>> "browser incompadibilty list. Solutions for Microsoft AND Apple, but
>> zero for Linux. Interesting this is a GOVERNMENT web site!? Crony
>> capitalism! Anyway ...what ARE my options here? I'm really, REALLY
>> sick of having a dual boot for an OS I don't enjoy using. Thanks ahead
>> of time!
>>

> Have you tried contacting them?
> http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/contact.htm says in part:
> </begin quote>
> E-mail Us

> Use the online form to ask your question, send us your
> comments, or alert us to a technical issue you are having.
> One of our customer service representatives will reply back
> via e-mail. Or, if you prefer, you can e-mail us at
> FederalStudentAidCustomerService@ed.gov

> You can e-mail us anytime. We’ll respond within one day,
> except for Sundays and federal holidays.
> </end quote>

> Perhaps the problem remains because nobody said there was a
> prolem.

I had an interaction with them, admittedly a few years ago, and their
final pronouncement was that I HAD to use the latest version of
Windows. I'd be interested in knowing if that's still the case.

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