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Re: [K12OSN] OT: Required use of IE by State DOE



On Thursday 15 March 2007 12:38, Huck wrote:
> Not sure if this will help you or not..
>
> http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Install_Internet_Explorer_6_SP1
>
> I realize this particular is maybe Gentoo specific but I know it works
> on Ubuntu and Debian machines, I haven't tried in an LTSP environment.
>
> --Huck
>

I have IE 6 running under Wine on FC6, but unfortuately it won't do SSL 
(https), so it is of limited usefulness. I have a virtual WinXP & Win2K 
machines (using VMWare Server at home and VMPlayer on laptop) when I really 
need to use IE. 

There is a zero cost way to use XP as an RDP server (beyond the console), so 
hypothetically you could run a virtual XP machine and use rdesktop to access 
it and run IE from there without a Windows Server license, or TS CALs. 

I don't have the XP conversion info at hand, so please use google. I saw the 
info from a link supplied on either this list or the LTSP discussion list, so 
the archives should have it too.

> David Hopkins wrote:
> > All,
> >
> > This is off-topic, but apparently the DOE for Delaware is developing
> > software (paying for the development) which will require the use of IE
> > in order to be used.  When asked why, the response is typically of the
> > form 'because that is what we want'.  Now, this is going to impact the
> > use of K12LTSP (or the adoption of anything that is not MS-centric).
> > So, has anyone come up with a legal requirement that would make
> > requiring the use of a specific browser by a specific vendor on the
> > vendor's hardware illegal?  I don't see how Section 508 can be used to
> > get around this, but perhaps someone on the list knows something.
> > Delaware is a very very very MS-centric approach to IT.  In fact, the
> > Delaware CIO boasts about the close ties of Delaware and MS.  He was
> > formally the Verizon lobbyist to the state.
> >
> > We are a small enough state (2 degrees of separation for most people)
> > that if there is something questionable about the proposed approach, it
> > can be changed but only with really good reasons.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Dave Hopkins
> >
> >
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