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I recently installed LinuxMint and strangely today, I can't seem to get to any of the "microsoft" websites. Hotmail, MSDN, and even http://www.microsoft.com. I can get to other websites without a problem. From my other PCs (running XP/Vista) I can get to hotmail and MSDN sites from my other PCs/Laptops just fine.
stabby wrote:That's a pun or actual question? In case you really can't open the sites you may try checking what domains you have blocked in mintNanny.
I understand the irony of asking about microsoft websites here but it is an actual question. I don't have anything setup in mintNanny. I was just wondering if someone has an explanation for this behavior.
I was trying to check my old Hotmail account and looking up something on SQL Server for work related question and noticed that it won't open the pages. I open the same pages on my other XP/Vista machines, and they work fine.
They've got some stuff running on at least part of their site so you cannot access parts w/o the venerable IE as the browser. I know from past experience that this applies in the download area (as in can't download stuff from MS using FF). I don't know how wide-spread this is since I don't frequent MS much anymore .
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The problem seems to be with my LinuxMint installation (I did fresh install couple of days ago - first time trying out LinuxMint. I've used other Linux flavors before and did not encounter this kind of problem). I fired up my old PIII running xubuntu and I don't have any problems getting to these sites.
I reinstalled LinuxMint then I was able to hit those websites. I ran all the package updates, the websites still worked. After I activated the ATI/AMD FGLRX driver for the graphics card on this computer, it stops working. It's still not working after I deactivated the driver.