Opera Software is working on a fix to ensure Microsoft’s Hotmail successor Outlook.com works in its browser. Opera has pumped out Update 12.01 to make Outlook.com work with its browser but warned fans might continue to encounter problems with attachments. It has also patched a critical vulnerability in desktop versions of its …
Like the Windows 8 upgrade site link I followed out of curiosity a few days back
"oops sorry your browser isnt supported"
This is becoming a common occurrence again with Microsoft sites...
Shame Microsoft still seem to be trying to ignore some other browsers... yes I know ti would probably work if I spoofed as being another browser but thy the hell should I?
That's the way it should be done. You get the best of both worlds, you don't compromise your standards compliance, and you can workaround sloppy coding aswell.
Microsoft are just too brilliant for the rest of us.
They already have products called Outlook which are offline mail readers, so why not give a webmail service exactly the same name ?
As it is, I know idiot users who refer to Word as Windows and vice versa making offering them help an exercise in frustration.
I'm shocked, just SHOCKED that Microsoft would not spend a bit of time testing in Opera for its 300 million users. They would never do it intentionally would they? Nah.
(Remember Google, for that matter; 9 months to fix Google Instant, when changing the UA string to FF in Opera prefs would make it work...)
And guess what? The strategy works to scare less-knowing users away from Opera to IE or Chrome. Opera does giant heavylifting to handle sitepatching while waiting for web sites to workaround legitimate bugs or problem, stop discriminating with UA sniffing or sit on their hands and just wait for users to stop using Opera.
Here's the jsQuery minify problem with Outlook.com.
Quite a few google sites are now not working, or warning they might not work, in Opera.
I doubt it's sloppy coding or lack of resources to test their sites, google have a vested interest in pushing chrome now! I imagine they will gradually start to "break" their sites for other browsers soon enough.
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