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Old 10-01-2011, 01:19 AM
Douglas Saylor
 
Default 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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Old 10-01-2011, 01:23 AM
Wade Smart
 
Default 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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Old 10-01-2011, 01:39 AM
Jayson Rowe
 
Default 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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Old 10-01-2011, 12:46 PM
Richard Owlett
 
Default Issues abandoning Microsoft Windows

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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Old 10-01-2011, 06:08 PM
rikona
 
Default 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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