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James
post Apr 16 2007, 05:08 PM
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Oh, I see. I misread your enumerated post. I see what you mean, now. I'll go spend another few mins on the matter then and post with a fix if I find one for IE, but I suppose if you have an admin like that, then you probably are locked out of the Internet Options feature.


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post Apr 16 2007, 05:09 PM
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I dont know about internet options, but I cant change the time on the PC
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post Apr 16 2007, 05:24 PM
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Yeah, then anything I find won't be implementable on that machine. Only thing I can suggest is having everyone in the office ask the network admin for firefox on their computer. If enough people ask for it, surely he would put it on all. When I did computer work for the math department, we ended up putting both IE and Firefox on all machines for similar reasons.


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post Apr 16 2007, 05:28 PM
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yeah, im the only one there with a decent knowledge of computers. I have to show people there how to change their desktop background. Doubt Im ever going to get the admin to agree to putting firefox on there. When I talked to him before, he was like bashing firefox and shit, saying that its less secure than IE. ... not the smartest tool in the shed
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post Apr 18 2007, 12:53 AM
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sorry, i thought i remembered you saying that you didn't like firefox and preferred IE in some thread in the nerdery. I tried to search, but couldn't enter search terms smaller than 4 characters.

and for the record, I use winamp/vlc/WMP11 depending on what i'm listening/watching.


edit: and from an admin standpoint, as long as you have your GPO's locked down tightly, IE is actually the safer bet if you're intention is to reign total control over your users. The fact that firefox is open source and supports extensions and themes, as well as being ridiculously configurable by the user is actually dangerous from a admin-security standpoint. IE has such deep integration with windows, especially with GPO's that it's the easier choice. Firefox could be implemented, but it's more of a hassle from an admin standpoint, especially considering IE can be updated easily and automatically through windows update. Firefox does have automated updates, but depending on the admin's setup, that's not guaranteed to work.

Not saying it's the smarter choice, just saying i understand where he's (possibly) coming from. (then again he could just be an idiot.)

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post Apr 18 2007, 09:19 AM
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I work with a bunch of old people who dont even know how to attach a file to an email. Thats not his reasoning. He told me that passwords arent as secure in firefox.
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post Apr 19 2007, 01:25 AM
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that's also true. try this: go to options, security.

see that button? show passwords. you can set a master password so it's not so easy to get at, but most people don't.


it's fun to go around on public machines and see what passwords and usernames are saved.


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post Apr 19 2007, 06:13 AM
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QUOTE (zetec @ Apr 19 2007, 02:25 AM) *
that's also true. try this: go to options, security.

see that button? show passwords. you can set a master password so it's not so easy to get at, but most people don't.
it's fun to go around on public machines and see what passwords and usernames are saved.

damn i never knew that


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post Apr 19 2007, 07:44 AM
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pw's and usernames are saved on IE also....well, not on things like myspace and stuff but all the secure websites that I use for work.... all the pw's are saved so all I do is click "login"

People are dumb, though, for saving their pw's on a public machine.
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post Apr 19 2007, 09:57 AM
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tell that admin you'll let him hold your hand at lunch if he gives you admin


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post Apr 19 2007, 10:13 AM
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ick.
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post Apr 19 2007, 06:09 PM
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