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Flossymike writes "I recently got a message from my bank informing me that the site will be changing shortly. I was concerned that as I currently use firefox on a gnu/Linux setup, that the new site may not maintain that compatibility. Here's the response I got from the Bank, HSBC.


Thank you for using the feedback facility for our Internet Banking service.

This is with regard to your query about compatibility with various browsers to access internet banking.

We currently do not support the use of Linux/GNU and as such would not be able to comment on its usage on our site.

The system requirements for accessing Personal Internet Banking are as follows:

Win 98 with IE 6.0 or Netscape 7.0
Win 2000 with IE 6.0 or Netscape 7.0
Win ME with IE 6.0 or Netscape 7.0
Win XP with IE 6.0 or Netscape 7.2
Mac OS9 with Netscape 7.0
Mac OSX with Netscape 7.2

If you require further assistance, please call us on 0845 600 2290 (within UK) or +44 1226261226 (outside UK). Minicom support is available on 0845 7125563. The Internet Banking Helpdesk is open from Monday to Sunday 8.00am to 10.00pm (UK times).
At the moment I'm hoping that the web development folk are sensible and maintain compatibility but if they don't, I may well have to move bank as I do most of my banking online.

What are other peoples opinion on this?"

"Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit!" -- Looney Tunes, "What's Opera Doc?" (1957, Chuck Jones)