I had to run windows because...

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  1. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2005
    #1
    I needed to get to FASFA's website (that is some student financial aid website that is quite common to use). Now, I know I've been here before, but I tried the following browsers and ended up with an error (see below).
    Mozilla Firefox 1.0.6
    Safari 2.0.1
    Internet Explorer 5.2.3
    Camino 0.8.3

    Now. I did not try Netscrape or Mozilla itself, but at this point I have no desire to. I actually had to turn on my windows machine after nearly 6 months of being in a deep deep state of shutdown. I had to locate a powercord and my KVM. It was sad really. I am sad. How is it that I can't get to this website?

    Let's not argue that FASFA probably pays some yahoo a ton of cash to keep this site up 100% of the time and that person should know that while the mac to windows use ratio is small and not even worth talking about in their windows-based world, it is still important that a website can be access through all platforms...or at least mac and windows right?

    Anyway, here is the error:
    Code:
    Browser Requirements
    Supported Browsers
    
    We have detected that you are using a non-certified browser.
    
    The browsers listed below have been certified for use with FAFSA on the Web. If you choose to use a browser other than the ones listed here, the site's pages may not display properly, and you may encounter problems while entering your application that Customer Service may not be able to resolve. You must upgrade your browser to a version above 5.0. On a quarterly basis, the Department of Education will evaluate new browser versions and certify them for use with FAFSA on the Web.
    
    Netscape browsers:
    Netscape Navigator 6.2 (Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows ME, and Windows XP Home and Professional)
    Netscape Navigator 6.2.1 (Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows ME, and Windows XP Home and Professional)
    Netscape Navigator 6.2.2 (Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows ME, and Windows XP Home and Professional)
    Netscape Navigator 6.2.3 (Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP Home and Professional; and Mac OS 9)
    Netscape Navigator 7.01 (Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows ME, and Windows XP Home and Professional)
    Netscape Navigator 7.02 (Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows ME, and Windows XP Home and Professional)
    Netscape Navigator 7.1 (Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows ME, and Windows XP Home and Professional; Mac OS 10.2)
    
    Microsoft browsers:
    5.00.2014.0216 - Internet Explorer 5.0 (Windows 95/98 and Windows NT)
    5.00.2314.1003 - Internet Explorer 5.0 (Office 2000)
    5.00.2614.3500 - Internet Explorer 5.0 (Windows 98 Second Edition)
    5.00.2919.6307 - Internet Explorer 5.01 and 5.01 with Service Pack 1 (Windows 95/98, Windows NT and Windows 2000)
    5.00.2920.0000 - Internet Explorer 5.01 (Windows 2000, build 5.00.2195)
    5.00.3103.1000 - Internet Explorer 5.01 with Service Pack 1 (Windows 2000)
    5.00.3105.0106 - Internet Explorer 5.01 with Service Pack 1 (Windows 95/98 and Windows NT)
    5.00.3314.2101 - Internet Explorer 5.01 with Service Pack 2 (Windows 95/98 and Windows NT)
    5.00.3315.1000 - Internet Explorer 5.01 with Service Pack 2 (Windows 2000)
    5.50.4134.0600 - Internet Explorer 5.5 (Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows ME)
    5.50.4522.1800 - Internet Explorer 5.5 with Service Pack 1 (Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows ME)
    5.50.4807.2300 - Internet Explorer 5.5 with Service Pack 2 (Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows ME)
    6.0.2600.0000 - Internet Explorer 6.0 (Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows ME, and Windows XP Home and Professional)
    6.0.2800.1106 - Internet Explorer 6.0 with Service Pack 1 (Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows ME, and Windows XP Home and Professional)
    
    All versions of Internet Explorer 5 or 6 customized with the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) include one of the following strings after the version number when you click "About" on the Help menu:
    
    IC = Internet Content Provider
    IS = Internet Service Provider
    CO = Corporate Administrator
    
    America Online default browsers:
    AOL 5.0 (Windows 95/98 and Windows NT)
    AOL 6.0 (Windows 95/98, Windows 2000 and Windows ME)
    AOL 7.0 (Windows 95/98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, and Windows XP Home and Professional)
    AOL 8.0 (Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, and Windows XP Home and Professional)
    AOL 9.0 (Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, and Windows XP Home and Professional) 
     
  2. MrTchMan macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Location:
    Utah
    #2
    I used safari to fill out mine. I think it is a warning but I never recieved any errors
     

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