[PLUG] [OT] Re: Government Sponsored Vendor lock

Rahul Sundaram metherid at gmail.com
Tue Jul 27 17:22:52 PDT 2010


On 07/27/2010 12:46 AM, शंतनू wrote:
> On Monday 26 July 2010 10:24 AM, Mithun Shitole wrote:
>> Hi,
>>     Engineering, Diploma etc. admissions processes are online. The
>> website for it is dte.org.in . Unfortunately Technical board doesn't
>> seems to care about users who don't use IE. When you go to
>> http://www.dte.org.in/FE2010/StaticPages/Default.aspx , this is what
>> it says: "Sorry, this Application is Supported only on IE6, IE7 & IE8" .
>> Same applies when Diploma admission link is visited. I think this is
>> clear case of vendor locking. Is there any way to protest?
>>
> http://dte.org.in/feedback/feedback.asp
> http://dte.org.in/contact/contact.asp
>
> Did you try to send feedback/email using above links? If no, the first
> step would be sending email and sending feedback as well.
>
> I also stumbled upon http://dte.org.in/rdte/index.asp

I would recommend calling in addition to emails to get in touch with the
person in charge.  It definitely has a higher impact.  Do explain that
it is not just Linux users.  Over 30% of the global market is using
non-IE browsers on Windows as well.   This includes Firefox,  Chrome,
Safari etc. 

Rahul



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