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Re: Why I no longer use Linux?

Post by SwanRider » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:30 am

I read this thread and thought to myself confused is this from Microsoft. I have never had any problems logging into any account, bank or whatever,because all it is, is log in details which remain the same across all platforms. Can't speak for other Linux, but the transition from windows to Mint never caused me any problems at all. If people want to stick with Windows then fair enough, but they will be forced into using the Edge Browser even if the have another installed. Me? Well thanks and all that I'll be sticking with Mint and continuing not having problems logging in and not being forced into having to use anything I don't want to.
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Re: Why I no longer use Linux?

Post by BenTrabetere » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:05 pm

SwanRider wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:30 am
I have never had any problems logging into any account, bank or whatever,because all it is, is log in details which remain the same across all platforms.
I had problems logging into the online scheduling application for a former employer. This application was and Oracle "solution" and it was what the worker bees would use to view/print work schedules for the week, request time off, etc.

I do not know the current condition of the site, but at the time the login screen only recognized/supported WinXP to Win10 (except for Vista), Android and iOS devices, and Oracle Enterprise Linux. OS/X was not supported, WinXP was well past EOL, and OEL had not been OEL for like a jillion years. The usual tricks like assigning a User Agent did not work.

In this case the former employer was entirely to blame. Even worse, it refused to recognize there was a problem, it showed absolutely no concern the problem had an impact on its employees, and the solution to a problem it refused to recognize was to "use office computer set up for employee use." To complete the circle, the "employee computer" at my location ran ... Windows Vista. :evil:

I discovered by accident a way to login to the application without using the default log in screen. The application would throw out errors and present a different log in screen.

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Re: Why I no longer use Linux?

Post by BG405 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:59 am

The only login issue I've had so far was when trying to use the WiFi at one of the pubs in a nearby residential area, whose WiFi was operated by Arqiva WiFi (now bought by Virgin Media). These so-called WiFi hotspot specialists only supported Windows, Mac/iOS and Android; NO login options for Linux users. Will have to see if VM have fixed the issue next time I'm in the area.
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Re: Why I no longer use Linux?

Post by AZgl1500 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:49 pm

BG405 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:59 am
The only login issue I've had so far was when trying to use the WiFi at one of the pubs in a nearby residential area, whose WiFi was operated by Arqiva WiFi (now bought by Virgin Media). These so-called WiFi hotspot specialists only supported Windows, Mac/iOS and Android; NO login options for Linux users. Will have to see if VM have fixed the issue next time I'm in the area.

all you have to do is install User-Agent Switcher and have it report Win10

they don't know the difference
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Re: Why I no longer use Linux?

Post by lsemmens » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:37 am

I no longer use linux, 'cause windoze is so much better..........................................................yeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaah! Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!!!!!!!


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Re: Why I no longer use Linux?

Post by Portreve » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:05 pm

BenTrabetere wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:05 pm
SwanRider wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:30 am
I have never had any problems logging into any account, bank or whatever,because all it is, is log in details which remain the same across all platforms.
I had problems logging into the online scheduling application for a former employer. This application was and Oracle "solution" and it was what the worker bees would use to view/print work schedules for the week, request time off, etc.

I do not know the current condition of the site, but at the time the login screen only recognized/supported WinXP to Win10 (except for Vista), Android and iOS devices, and Oracle Enterprise Linux. OS/X was not supported, WinXP was well past EOL, and OEL had not been OEL for like a jillion years. The usual tricks like assigning a User Agent did not work.

In this case the former employer was entirely to blame. Even worse, it refused to recognize there was a problem, it showed absolutely no concern the problem had an impact on its employees, and the solution to a problem it refused to recognize was to "use office computer set up for employee use." To complete the circle, the "employee computer" at my location ran ... Windows Vista. :evil:

I discovered by accident a way to login to the application without using the default log in screen. The application would throw out errors and present a different log in screen.
In the first place, there must be worker solidarity, in this situation as well as the workplaces of all companies around the world. Failure to have that ultimately results in either deliberate or accidental worker exploitation.

So, assuming you could have solidarity, the thing to do would be for everyone to just send email requests to the appropriate higher-up for every single one of these tasks, every single time such a task needed to be performed. Inasmuch as the company in question here showed blind indifference to the problem and the impact it had on the workforce, the workforce should have reciprocated by showing blind indifference to complaints coming from higher-level management. If the company decided to reprimand and ultimately terminate the staff for their unyielding non-compliance, then so much the better, because it would shut the company down, and the workforce would then have the incentive (likely beginning prior to the point of termination) to find jobs at better companies.

Again, I must emphasize this is only possible if there is solidarity amongst the workforce.
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