www.freebsd.org won't load in IE 7.x in vista box.

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at toybox.placo.com
Sun Oct 21 08:07:53 PDT 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Erich Dollansky
> Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 4:17 AM
> To: User Questions
> Subject: Re: www.freebsd.org won't load in IE 7.x in vista box.
> Hi,
> Gerard wrote:
> > On October 17, 2007 at 07:44PM David Benfell wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > [ ... ]
> > 
> >> But I believe Firefox is also one of the few pieces of software
> >> that can be installed on a Windows system without administrator
> >> privileges; you just install it in the user account space, and
> >> the Windows system will remember it with the rest of the "user
> >> account settings" and not trouble other users of that system
> >> with it.
> > 
> > Please define 'administrator privileges' and how it is used at 
> your place of
> > employment. I know of several instances where simply using a 
> piece of software
> > that was not pre-authorised by the proper personnel, usually 
> the SA, will get
> > you fired. Most system administrators do not want their systems 
> polluted with
> > software that they did not install or authorized for use. The 
> reasons are
> > quite obvious
> > 
> > 
> do I understand you right?
> You say that it is normal that users get fired because system 
> administrators are not able to administer their systems properly?

If you have physical access to the machine you can run whatever
you want on it, no matter what the system administrator does.  You
might have to jump through some hoops to do so.

There are also a surprising number of packages out there that
require the user to have administrative software.  One of our
customers runs Timberline Software (an accounting package I
believe, fortunately I don't work directly with them) and that
will not work properly unless the user is an administrator.

And yes we have told them the software is poorly written and
to dump it and no they don't want to switch.


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