[K12OSN] IE requirement

Burke Almquist balmquist at mindfirestudios.com
Mon May 24 03:19:45 UTC 2004

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Mozilla works just fine with multiple users if you are using an NT 
based version of windows, at least in my experience.  I think 
firefox/thunderbird do as well. IIRC IE doesn't do "roaming profiles in 
any 9x version of windows either, as these OSs are inherently single 
user.  For this reason, they are a lousy OS to use in schools, IMHO. 
I'd at least use win2k or maybe even XP pro if I had to. Win9x needs to 
be shoved out the door, along with netscape 4.x for the good of the 
computing public!  If the machine can't handle that then it's probably 
to old to do anything useful in windows anyways!

> While I agree with everything you say, in a school environment, kids 
> (and
> staff) will use different computers from day to day, Mozilla's lack of
> support for roaming profiles is a killer. Every time you log in, you're
> confronted with the "Profile Manager" which knows nothing about you. 
> It's a
> mess. In the end, I couldn't get Netscape 7.1 to work in a roaming 
> profile
> environment, and so I was forced to roll out IE which -despite its 
> problems
> - at least basically works.
> Best,
> --- Les Bell, RHCE, CISSP
> [http://www.lesbell.com.au]
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