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UK government rules out upgrading from IE6

   
8:51 am on Aug 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Sigh.

[..] the government said such a move would be "a very large operation" potentially at "significant potential cost to the taxpayer".


Guardian article [guardian.co.uk]
9:40 am on Aug 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

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only the government could turn the 5-minute job of downloading a free browser into a very large operation at significant potential cost
1:19 pm on Aug 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The significant cost will come when government users are no longer able to view sites because they are horribly broken in their obsolete browser.
2:44 am on Dec 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The real significant cost is rewriting all the custom code for internal networks which use ie6

Governments and large private sector companies have faced the same problem... and drag their feet as long as possible.
4:36 am on Dec 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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tangor is right. If you're a huge corporation that threw millions into the development of internal systems and apps that rely on IE6 then it's not as simple as downloading a free browser. There's a lot more to it...like getting another budget to re-create those systems so they're not browser dependent.
 

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