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Re: [News] Proprietary Software Pushes Away Open Source

__/ [ The Ghost In The Machine ] on Wednesday 24 May 2006 23:00 \__

> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>  wrote
> on Wed, 24 May 2006 21:49:27 +0100
> <2213725.QSYiSjQ1Ei@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>> Mozilla CEO: Why we're still shunned by corporate IT
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | While many IT directors do allow the open-source browser to be used
>> | on company time, those who don't are often held back by the
>> | proprietary technologies employed on their intranets.
>> | 
>> | "Enterprises have intranets that only work with (Microsoft's) IE,"
>> | Baker said. "We can't fix their intranet."
>> `----
> I can relate.  Our bugtracker is too damned stupid to
> handle Mozzie cookies.

Cookie discrimination, eh? I guess the developers never tested the software
with a variety of systems and Web browsers.

> Fortunately, there is a workaround: IES4Linux.  One can
> now run IE on Linux/x86.  (FSVO "run"; IE still likes to
> crash on occasion.  Can't be helped.)

That's inherent its the design. E stands for Exploder.

> It's a bizarre workaround necessitated by a monopolistic
> mindset, but works for me short-term.  Longer-term, I'd
> just as soon put our bugtracker out of its misery (it's
> about as fast as a snail mired in molasses in January
> anyway) and replace it by something open-source, like
> Gnats or Bugzilla.  But a quickie Google generates a fair
> number: Abuky, BTsys, IssueTrackerProduct, Scarab, Trac.
> (Jira is payware but also shows up.)

I am using Trac with WordPress. It's pretty reliable and very extensive,
function-wise. Mosquito was dropped last year. It is nowhere on par with

Best wishes,


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