thanks for your reply, atolboo. it's a bit of a non-topic, but i had to get it off my chest.
looking in konqueror, there are a lot of mozilla plug-ins installed, so why that doesn't work? beats me (maybe something with referrers?).
but maybe it's more about governments and public services wasting a lot of public money on bad IT. see for instance the recently hacked dutch municipalities
with their mikrosovt addiction. sticking, fot years and years. to one and the same software moloch.
also pretty neat is diginotar
. oh well, what the hell, we're a rich country, so who cares (and pays)?
taking it one step further by, more or less, forcing the public to use non-open source software too:
some services and documents from within the public domain, are not only made with closed source software, but one has to use the same bunk in order to work with them.
thought european union countries had to have open tender procedures on what software is going to be used?
so in the end it really annoys me to have to pay for mikrosovt, esri, adobe, and so on, whilst there are very good open source alternatives. spain does a rather good job there. or take a look at a certain turkish panther!
i won't get started here on all the stupid gadgets one encounters still more on the web...