But they could just as well have bundled it as an extension to SSL rather than a separate ActiveX plugin.
So with support for IE 6 ending in 15 months, why doesn't the government just decide that ActiveX with homegrown crypto is old and busted and TLS with homegrown crypto is the new hotness?
For fifteen years I haven't bought any proprietary software, except once.
Might "except once" have been a game?
Pretty much, nowadays, you can find an open equivalent of just about anything but the most locked-in of protocols/programs.
That and games.
how do I handle the inevitable flood of support issues form retards deleting their dialer?
"Go to the app store and type in dialer." Or "Go to the app store and tap downloaded apps, dialer, reinstall." Problem solved.
Not in a corporate environment you sure as hell don't!
Unless it's native, you don't modify core OS behavior in a corporate environment that's not officially supported.
Officially supported by whom? I was under the impression that Classic Shell was supported by the Classic Shell team, and it used public APIs supported by Microsoft.
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