online banking and strategic Ubuntu upgrade opportunities

Daniel Robitaille robitaille at
Wed Dec 21 05:24:28 GMT 2005

> > Some financial institutions have posted notices that soon customers will
> > no longer be permitted to do online banking via windows98 systems.  This
> > seems like a good opportunity to help a lot of people escape to the
> > enlightened domain of Free Software. [...]
> >
> Interesting. Google has plenty of references when searching for Windows
> 98 banking (no quotes). The same situations seems to apply to Win98SE
> and WinME. Also remember Firefox 1.5 is supposedly OK with Win98:
> An example of bank warnings:

here is another one from another canadian bank:

"Please note: As of June 30, 2006, Microsoft will no longer support
Windows 98. Because Microsoft will no longer be providing security
updates, CIBC will no longer support browsers used in combination with
the Windows 98 operating system. CIBC strongly recommends that you
upgrade your operating system before this date."

They currently support these browsers:

Microsoft Windows:
  	Firefox 1.0 and later
  	Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 and later
  	Netscape Navigator 7.1 and later

Apple MacOS:
  	Apple Safari 1.0 and later
  	Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.1.6 and later

Daniel Robitaille

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