Dear Web Design Companies

Internet Explorer 8 came out almost a year ago. If your home-brewed CMS doesn’t support it by now, find a new line of work, you incompetent hacks.

Love and kisses,
AngryTechnician

About The Angry Technician

The Angry Technician is an experienced IT professional in the UK education sector. Normally found in various states of annoyance on his blog. All views are those of his imaginary pet dog, Howard.

5 responses to “Dear Web Design Companies”

  1. ClancyDamon says :

    Hell, this sentiment applies to everything. We recently upgraded our accountant to a new machine running Win7 64-bit from a p.o.s. box running XP SP3. Immediately, we had to put her back on the xp box. Why? A check scanner recommended by WELLS GODDAMN FARGO doesn’t have any 64-bit drivers available. After hours on the phone, I find the company doesn’t plan to have 64-bit drivers until 2011. How in the unholy hell is that even possible!?

  2. 17G33K says :

    I definatly agree with both of you. I upgraded my home desktop to XP 64 bit after i threw in 8GB of ram to do video and photo editing for my p/t university course and windows media player DRM dosent work, voeh web viewer dosent work, some programs dont work and to top it all off most of the online tv type stuff dosent work because of the windows DRM cannot be used.

    One question for Bill Gates and the money grabbing hoard, WHY RELEASE A 64 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM AND NOT DEVELOP THE DRM TO GO WITH IT.. oh i know why because that would make common sence and this is Microsh**e after all

    • AngryTechnician says :

      Curiously, XP x64 was based off of the Server 2003 codebase and not the regular XP codebase. As a first attempt at a desktop 64-bit OS, it wasn’t great. Vista and Windows 7 64-bit were vastly better, and aside from the odd old or naff peripheral, I have no problems running Windows 7 64-bit on all my computers.

      • 17G33K says :

        Hmmm seems i may need to give myself a kick up the behind and get to windows 7 then. as you have Experience in this AT 2 quick questions if you could spare a fellow techie a moment

        can you upgrade from XP x64 to 7 x64 or dose it need to be a clean install as i have heard several conflicting storys on this one

        and dose 7 x64 support DRM in media player

        • AngryTechnician says :

          I don’t believe you can go from XP x64 to 7 x64. Even if you could, I wouldn’t want to – a clean install is the best way to avoid any lingering problems.

          I use the Napster subscription service on my home desktop which has 7 x64 – that uses Windows Media DRM and I have had no problems with it.