[LINK] Internet Explorer 9

Rachel Polanskis grove at zeta.org.au
Wed Feb 16 18:02:53 AEDT 2011

On 16/02/2011, at 5:28 PM, Johann Kruse <whassaname at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 12 February 2011 12:45, Rachel Polanskis <grove at zeta.org.au> wrote:
>>>> So to access rich resources, you cannot
>>>> even use OWA anymore unless you are on a PC.  Otherwise it will present you with
>>>> OWA "lite".   And, apparently, it is not even consistent then, because some Windows
>>>> users cannot access Rich OWA either, because of bugs in Exploiter.  To quote Vonnegut,
>>>> "so it goes"....
>>> Actually that is not quite correct... Exchange 2010 is the first
>>> version of OWA that is fully supported on non-Microsoft browsers.
>>> This is the full premium OWA, not OWA Lite.
>>> From http://help.outlook.com/en-us/140/bb899685.aspx ....
>> Please explain then, why using Firefox on Solaris connecting to OWA first displays the
>> rich content and then 1 second later refreshes with a blank window requesting I download
>> an activex extension.   ActiveX is not available for my platform so I get the crippled
>> functionality of "lite" even though it is obvious my browser can display the correct content.
>> rachel
> Not sure, but that does sound weird as OWA 2010 doesn't require ActiveX.

It definitely does it on all three systems,  I guess it is always going to be the SPARC
platform.  Oracle is getting out of the desktop UNIX workstation 
 business, so I guess they have conceded
that market to X64 Windoze and Linux.   A real pity, because they are so robust and useful.

> I haven't tried Solaris but it works nicely for me on Firefox (Windows
> and Linux), Chrome (Windows) and Safari.

We are going to switch to Macs this year and run our desktop jobs with that. 
Macs make very good all purpose UNIX workstations, with all the shiny GUI bits
for desktop work and enough integration with Windows that they can just be forgotten
about.   In the end, Microsoft is eating my job and there is very little I can do 
about it, except move diagonally onto a Mac.  The iPad certainly makes Microsoft
integration less painful and a restricted environment, so I have that, too...


rachel polanskis 
<r.polanskis at uws.edu.au> 
<grove at zeta.org.au>

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