[SATLUG] Re: FAFSA application

Frank Huddleston fhuddles at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 16:37:06 CDT 2011

   I don't see what the OS has to do with this: it seems more a matter 
of www standards and browser compatibility to me. I can see that some 
browsers are available only on some OSes, but is IE on Windows really 
different from IE run via WINE on Linux? How about Firefox? That's a 
pretty standard and widely used browser: would a site that did not 
function with Firefox on Linux also fail with Firefox on Windows or a 
Mac? I would think so, but I understand there are quirks.
   I just think these things have to do more with the browser and how 
well standards have been followed in creating the site, than with the OS 
on which the browser is running.
   Linux users have a wide choice of browsers: even IE, if they run it 
under WINE. So even if the sites couldn't care less about whether Linux 
users can use the site, they probably care about Firefox, Chrome, and 
maybe Safari users.


Frank Huddleston

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