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MSNBC: Want to File for Aid Online? Better Run Windows

“The good news: If you’ve survived Hurricane Katrina, the
government will let you register for help online. The bad news: But
only if the computer you’re using is running Windows.

“Yes, it turns out that to make a claim with the Federal
Emergency Management Agency’s Individual Assistance Center, your
Web browser must be Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6 or higher and
you must have JavaScript enabled. It even says so right on the page
itself. One problem: IE6 isn’t available for Macintosh or Linux
computers…”

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