August 02, 2008
Having Web Browser Site Access Problems?
I'm seeing mention on a few blog sites of a sudden incompatibility between Site Meter and IE 6 and IE 7. Also, I just received an email report of IE access problems to this site that just started. Are you using IE6 or IE7? If so, are you having any sudden new site access problems here or elsewhere?
Also, if you are having any other problems accessing this site either new or old please let me know in comments.
Firefox is the way to go.
Yes. The dreaded "Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site X. Operation aborted." Many of the big blogs were knocked out. Gizmodo, Tree Hugger, Jalopnik. Funny thing is, I had just upgraded my machine to Vista 64 from XP, so I thought it was something with my computer. I spent hours tweaking settings and googling for ideas. I have been flirting with a switch to Firefox, but since I've used IE for so long, I've formed internet surfing habits that conform to its structure. Guess I'll take the plunge and switch. Microsoft had better get its act together.
I've been using Firefox for a while. It seems superior to Internet Explorer in almost every way. I've never had any problems with it, unlike with Internet Explorer. Something that might interest you is that it is open source software. I don't know how much you or others on this site know about it, but open source software is becoming increasingly more competive against proprietary software. It would help lower the cost of computing while getting rid of all the hassle with copyright stuff. The biggest winners would be businesses who no longer have to pay for the $100's of dollars per computer, per version, just for software and the consumers of their cheaper products and services. It might be worth looking into for the purposes of this site.
I write blog posts using Mozilla Seamonkey. I do web searching for content to post about using Firefox. I've been using Firefox since before it was called Firefox. I think I started in at about v0.6.
The site runs on a Linux server btw. I do not do a lot of fancy software development on the site so far. I already spend enough hours writing Linux C++ and C embedded code in my day job.