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An Australian webstore has started charging customers a 6.8% if they are using Inetrnet Explorer 7.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18440979

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They should Tax people for using the PS3 Web browser as well.

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They should Tax people for using the PS3 Web browser as well.



They should certainly shoot the people that created it.

 

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I'm Australian and work in IT and I think the IE7 tax has both good and bad elements.

 

Its good in that it will encourage most users to upgrade their browser to a later version.

 

Its bad for the web merchant because the people who are unable to upgrade their browser will stop shopping at their website. People who spend all day at work shopping online in IE7 (because the IT team isnt able to upgrade to IE8+ due to compatability or vendor support reasons) will suffer the most from this tax and its not fair on them.

If keeping their site compatable with older version of IE is a cost issue then its simple enough to keep the site that does work with it and direct people using said browsers to that site.

 

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You're not really supposed to be shopping online in work anyway, and if the tech guys at work cant manage a simple browser upgrade then you should complain to the guy who pays them that the software is years out of date and possibly open to security attacks.

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You're not really supposed to be shopping online in work anyway, and if the tech guys at work cant manage a simple browser upgrade then you should complain to the guy who pays them that the software is years out of date and possibly open to security attacks.



Just because you are shopping online doesn't mean it's for personal reasons. Also if it for personal reasons you can shop online during a persons lunch break.

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It's bad enough paying for delivery charges and the product purchase itself without adding an inconvenience tax with it. I hope that after Microsoft have screwed their brains back in, that they'll soon realise that this is the worst tax idea to be generated in history of computing. I hope no other company like Google or Firefox will follow suit. 

 

Why Internet Explorer 7 and why not IE8 or IE9 for that matter, the sceme doesn't make sense in my book cos' all them three are rubbish browsers anyway and that's going on my personal experience: They're Slow, complex and jumbled. Google is more faster, as a more detailed search and is more user freindly.

 

"Microsoft are thieves in disguise" is how I sum the corporation up.

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It's bad enough paying for delivery charges and the product purchase itself without adding an inconvenience tax with it. I hope that after Microsoft have screwed their brains back in, that they'll soon realise that this is the worst tax idea to be generated in history of computing. I hope no other company like Google or Firefox will follow suit. 

 

Why Internet Explorer 7 and why not IE8 or IE9 for that matter, the sceme doesn't make sense in my book cos' all them three are rubbish browsers anyway and that's going on my personal experience: They're Slow, complex and jumbled. Google is more faster, as a more detailed search and is more user freindly.

 

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It's not MS that's taxing them it's a website owner.

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It's bad enough paying for delivery charges and the product purchase itself without adding an inconvenience tax with it. I hope that after Microsoft have screwed their brains back in, that they'll soon realise that this is the worst tax idea to be generated in history of computing. I hope no other company like Google or Firefox will follow suit. 

 

Why Internet Explorer 7 and why not IE8 or IE9 for that matter, the sceme doesn't make sense in my book cos' all them three are rubbish browsers anyway and that's going on my personal experience: They're Slow, complex and jumbled. Google is more faster, as a more detailed search and is more user freindly.

 

"Microsoft are thieves in disguise" is how I sum the corporation up.


It's not Microsoft introducing the tax....

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It's bad enough paying for delivery charges and the product purchase itself without adding an inconvenience tax with it. I hope that after Microsoft have screwed their brains back in, that they'll soon realise that this is the worst tax idea to be generated in history of computing. I hope no other company like Google or Firefox will follow suit. 

 

Why Internet Explorer 7 and why not IE8 or IE9 for that matter, the sceme doesn't make sense in my book cos' all them three are rubbish browsers anyway and that's going on my personal experience: They're Slow, complex and jumbled. Google is more faster, as a more detailed search and is more user freindly.

 

"Microsoft are thieves in disguise" is how I sum the corporation up.


Well done yet again Laras :Lol: Your stupidity knows no bounds it seems.
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I can see why they are doing it but I think some people may be stung and will only realise after they have paid.

Personally I prefer Firefox but in the past few years I have noticed it freezing more, so I have reluctantly moved to Chrome. I prefer the layout of Firefox though, as Chrome just feels cheap. :(
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Try Firefox 13 Pin if you've not used it for a good while, big improvement from where it was a few months ago.
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I'm using 13 at the moment and the freezing still occurs sadly.
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Tried to a clean install of it and not an upgrade?

I've got it on a few machines and had no issues thus far with it.
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It's bad enough paying for delivery charges and the product purchase itself without adding an inconvenience tax with it. I hope that after Microsoft have screwed their brains back in, that they'll soon realise that this is the worst tax idea to be generated in history of computing. I hope no other company like Google or Firefox will follow suit. 

 

Why Internet Explorer 7 and why not IE8 or IE9 for that matter, the sceme doesn't make sense in my book cos' all them three are rubbish browsers anyway and that's going on my personal experience: They're Slow, complex and jumbled. Google is more faster, as a more detailed search and is more user freindly.

 

"Microsoft are thieves in disguise" is how I sum the corporation up.


Well done yet again Laras :Lol: Your logic knows no bounds it seems.

 

Well I didn't know it was down to the website owner; but I think Microsoft would've given the go ahead since it's their product which is up for discussion in the media, they won't just let anyone put tax on their product. Until it is proven that Microsoft had no say in this matter of taxing IE7, i will stand by my original post in the mean time.

 

 

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Well I didn't know it was down to the website owner; but I think Microsoft would've given the go ahead since it's their product which is up for discussion in the media, they won't just let anyone put tax on their product. Until it is proven that Microsoft had no say in this matter of taxing IE7, i will stand by my original post in the mean time.


 

I can confirm that this tax was implemented by the website owner and Microsoft Australia was not involved. The website owner reserves the right to implement such a tax on browsers should they choose to do so. Microsoft do not endorse implementing such tax but they are unable to prevent it from happening.

Internet Explorer 7 will continue to be Supported by Microsoft until 08 April 2014. As this is only one website charging the tax and that its easy enough to get around (by modifying the HTTP headers) Microsoft will not be taking any action at this time.

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Well I didn't know it was down to the website owner; but I think Microsoft would've given the go ahead since it's their product which is up for discussion in the media, they won't just let anyone put tax on their product. Until it is proven that Microsoft had no say in this matter of taxing IE7, i will stand by my original post in the mean time.


 

I can confirm that this tax was implemented by the website owner and Microsoft Australia was not involved. The website owner reserves the right to implement such a tax on browsers should they choose to do so. Microsoft do not endorse implementing such tax but they are unable to prevent it from happening.

Internet Explorer 7 will continue to be Supported by Microsoft until 08 April 2014. As this is only one website charging the tax and that its easy enough to get around (by modifying the HTTP headers) Microsoft will not be taking any action at this time.


 

Yeap confirmed: Why don't Kogan advise people correctly to switch to a more modern browser e.g. "In order to view this site; you'll need to update your browser to the latest version of Internet Explorer or choose from our selected browsers" rather than taxing IE7 and mentioning "You must've been in a coma in over 5 yrs and you are still using IE7" which come across as rather un-proffesional and insulting to somebody who's been in a coma.

 

BBC News

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Well I didn't know it was down to the website owner; but I think Microsoft would've given the go ahead since it's their product which is up for discussion in the media, they won't just let anyone put tax on their product. Until it is proven that Microsoft had no say in this matter of taxing IE7, i will stand by my original post in the mean time.



How on earth do you think they could tax a browser? They're taxing stuff bought on their site by people using IE7, to cover the cost of having to keep supporting it.

 

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LarasAider wrote:

It's bad enough paying for delivery charges and the product purchase itself without adding an inconvenience tax with it. I hope that after Microsoft have screwed their brains back in, that they'll soon realise that this is the worst tax idea to be generated in history of computing. I hope no other company like Google or Firefox will follow suit. 

 

Why Internet Explorer 7 and why not IE8 or IE9 for that matter, the sceme doesn't make sense in my book cos' all them three are rubbish browsers anyway and that's going on my personal experience: They're Slow, complex and jumbled. Google is more faster, as a more detailed search and is more user freindly.

 

"Microsoft are thieves in disguise" is how I sum the corporation up.


Well done yet again Laras :Lol: Your logic knows no bounds it seems.

 

Well I didn't know it was down to the website owner; but I think Microsoft would've given the go ahead since it's their product which is up for discussion in the media, they won't just let anyone put tax on their product. Until it is proven that Microsoft had no say in this matter of taxing IE7, i will stand by my original post in the mean time.

 

 

James91: Everytime you target my posts with negative remarks i.e. idiot, stupid, dumb**** etc. it will be replaced; by a positve remark. 


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Microsoft cant do anything about it. You can drop support or charge for support of any browser you want to.

 

Web developers are supposed to code websites to the standard set out by the world wide web consortium. Browser makers are supposed to make their browsers meet the standard.

 

Its mainly internet explorers fault, their early browsers totally disregarded the standards, and in a lot of cases used unique to internet explorer code. Web developers got used to hacking sites to work, you actually had to hack your own code to make it look the same on both.

 

internet explorer is getting better, but still most browsers miss out on one standard or another. 

 

If you ask me, the website is complying with the spirit of internet standards by dropping support, all sites including facebook, this one, google, are supposed to drop support and are supposed to code to the current standards which surpass the capabilities of browsers, why? because browser makers know that they have web developers hostage.

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