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Thread: Nationwide BS (UK) doesn't support Linux

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    Nationwide BS (UK) doesn't support Linux

    Following on from the recent PorcelFarce lack of support for Linux based browsers - Nationwide BS has emerged as another one.

    I've been doing my online banking with them on Linux since 2006 and going back to pre-dating browser based banking. Very recently I noticed that the pages in the online banking section weren't rendering correctly - and I've had a few other funnies on their site. Anyway the trouble shooting section says...

    What we don't support

    1. Any beta browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome)
    2. Any browsers running on any Linux distribution (e.g. Konqueror/KDE, Firefox/Ubuntu)
    3. Camino, Omniweb or Shiira on Mac OS X
    So if you are a Nationwide customer on Linux - they don't want your business - add them to the list.

    I'll post back when and If I get a response from them.
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    Re: Nationwide BS (UK) doesn't support Linux

    The best thing is to write to them and say you're moving your account. That should make them sit up and take notice.


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    Re: Nationwide BS (UK) doesn't support Linux

    So they support Opera on Linux?
    http://www.buffalox.dk
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    Re: Nationwide BS (UK) doesn't support Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by BuffaloX View Post
    So they support Opera on Linux?
    e.g. = example

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    Re: Nationwide BS (UK) doesn't support Linux

    Ups.
    http://www.buffalox.dk
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    Re: Nationwide BS (UK) doesn't support Linux

    I really don't think this is intentional, though. And by intentional, I mean that I don't believe the bank is refusing to support Linux for the sake of refusing to support Linux.

    The reason they aren't supporting Linux, beta browsers, or alternative Mac browsers is probably because they are admitting they wouldn't know how to solve problems resulting from the use of those operating systems/browsers. That isn't a discrimination problem. It's more of a tech support problem.

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    Re: Nationwide BS (UK) doesn't support Linux

    Giant speck: If they would use standard technology they should be fine...
    Don't peach linux. Melon it!

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    Re: Nationwide BS (UK) doesn't support Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by red_Marvin View Post
    Giant speck: If they would use standard technology they should be fine...
    Perhaps they don't know that?

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    Re: Nationwide BS (UK) doesn't support Linux

    If you're using Firefox you could try installing the user agent switcher and changing what the server side will think you are.

    You can get the addin here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/59

    This worked for me when hotmail stopped supporting linux based browsing

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    Re: Nationwide BS (UK) doesn't support Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by kaivalagi View Post
    If you're using Firefox you could try installing the user agent switcher and changing what the server side will think you are.

    You can get the addin here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/59

    This worked for me when hotmail stopped supporting linux based browsing
    Yes you can always do all this, but to me, if a site refuses to support my choice of OS, then off I go and I take my money with me. There's no technical reason for any of this, so I'm at a loss as to why we're suddenly seeing this kind of OS prejudice. Still, never mind, block your customers out at your peril.

    Nice to know that some businesses are so big then can afford to turn you away in this fashion.
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