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Oct. 3rd, 2005 @ 10:20 am the fox and the hound
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From:unlessamaphone
Date:October 3rd, 2005 07:23 pm (UTC)

microsoft loving IT guys

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Microsoft does not tell IT works to prevent their users from running FireFox. Every piece of software installed on a coperate network needs to be supported and maintained. When you have two browsers you have twice the number of support calls, twice the number of patches, etc. Furthermore, you have to fully understand how new software effects other software on the machine. So if they already support one browser, three line of business apps, an e-mail reader, an office suite, etc, they now have to understand what interactions, intended or otherwise, the new browser might have on all of those apps.

If he was really smart your machine would be so locked down you couldn't install it without a screwdriver.
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From:extempore
Date:October 3rd, 2005 10:14 pm (UTC)

Re: microsoft loving IT guys

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Well yeah, I have had a job before.

If he was really smart your machine would be so locked down you couldn't install it without a screwdriver.

I would call this "minimally competent" if the goal is to enforce such a policy.
From:greg_kelley
Date:October 4th, 2005 12:33 am (UTC)

Re: microsoft loving IT guys

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He is definitely not "really smart". As for "minimal competence"...I have my doubts there as well. I don't even have to be "really smart" to figure out how to log in as an administrator.

From:johnnyfx
Date:October 8th, 2005 04:45 am (UTC)

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If he was really smart your machine would be so locked down you couldn't install it without a screwdriver.

If that's the case, wouldn't the really smart thing to do be getting rid of IE and having everyone run Firefox?

And yes, I already know all the reasons that will never happen.