One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap for Open Source
August 4, 2008 Leave a comment
Oh I feel so vindicated right now. For the Doubting Thomas among you, this one’s for you.
I received an email alert “Due to incompatibility issues between the new version of Marina and Internet Explorer, please use Mozilla Firefox for your Marina requests.” Marina is our state’s version of URSA a product provided by SirsiDynix. SirsiDynix really seems to love Microsoft products so the irony of this is not lost on me.
I imagine libraries all over the state of Maryland are scrambling to install Firefox on their PACs so their customers can submit their interlibrary loan requests. Ah, not at the Howard County Library. We ONLY use Firefox and have for many years. So for all of those customers and staff members that worried that Firefox couldn’t do what Internet Explorer could, I salute you. You were right. It can’t do what Internet Explorer does – it can’t install malware, spyware and the ilk, it can’t have problems with pages that are written with bad code, and it can’t not submit an ILL request through Marina. Gosh, what a horrible browser it must be.