Considering buying a Mac computer? Some websites are not accessible on Macs.



The sad part is Safari is far superior to IE just based on security alone. Alas, even some banking sites are still IE only.

I'm job hunting. I'm on a Mac. My browser options are Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

The above webpage is at the tail end of a 10-page résumé-building process for civilian jobs with the US Navy. It loads only in Internet Explorer according to multiple people that work with their websupport/vet help.

Below for your amusement is the email chain that resulted. Start at the bottom, unfortunately.

/end rant    

Not your fault, Tina. The USAjobs listing leads to the page
Libraries give you 1hr.

Pär Larsson
Coronado, CA                                                                              strength & honour

On 20 April 2011 09:23, Barham, Tina CIV OCHR, 0241 wrote:

You don't have any libraries in your area?  You can also go to the USAjobs website and apply for jobs.  Sorry about that.



-----Original Message-----
From: par larsson [mailto:

Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 11:03
To: Barham, Tina CIV OCHR, 0241
Subject: Re: [Bug] Unable to complete Résumé for employment


Thanks for the quick reply. I guess I'll have to wait a few months to apply, then.


Pär Larsson

Coronado, CA                                                                              strength & honour

On 20 April 2011 04:56, Barham, Tina CIV OCHR, 0241  wrote:

       Good Morning Par;

       Unfortunately the application only works with Internet Explorer.  The application will be going away in a few months so there won’t be any modifications made to it at this time.  Sorry for the inconvenience.



       From: par larsson [mailto:
       Posted At: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 20:20
       Posted To: DON CHR Portal
       Conversation: [Bug] Unable to complete Résumé for employment
       Subject: [Bug] Unable to complete Résumé for employment

       Dear Sir or Ma'am,

       The following webpage of your employment website is not accessible:


       I have tried Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari web browsers. As I am on an Apple Macintosh computer Internet Explorer is not an option.

My other options:

  1. Emulating a Windows environment and running IE via that. 
  2. Linux something or other. 
  3. Library.
  4. Buy a new Windows computer.
  5. Friend's computer.

Brb, library.

EDIT: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/hehijbfgiekmjfkfjpbkbammjbdenadd

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