May 30, 2001

microsoft.gov.ok?

Author: JT Smith

LinuxUser has a story about a Microsoft-designed U.K. government Web site doesn't work with anything but Microsoft products. "As we go to press, the authentication service www.gateway.gov.uk, flagship of the UK government's ambitious
policy of providing a complete range of services electronically by 2005, restricts access to anybody not
running a combination of Windows and Internet Explorer. Mac users can enter the Gateway site but cannot do
anything useful. Windows users running any version of Mozilla or Opera are barred from entry. Anybody else,
including those running Linux or Unix of any flavour, is not welcome. They are told that they are running an
unsupported browser."
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