The U.S. Department Of Education Doesn’t Like Macs

The reason I make this claim is because I am trying to fill out FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for school and I get a page that says:

“We have detected that you are using a non-certified browser.

The browsers listed below have been certified for use with FAFSA on the Web. If you choose to use a browser other than the ones listed here, the site’s pages may not display properly, and you may encounter problems while entering your application that Customer Service may not be able to resolve. On a quarterly basis, the Department of Education will evaluate new browser versions and certify them for use with FAFSA on the Web.”

And all through out the page they list support for: Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows ME, and Windows XP Home and Professional. But where the crap is support for a Mac. Don’t the webmasters know that people use Macs?! Fortunately I have a Windows Machine available to me but what if I did not? Oh sure I would be able to fill the thing out but according to them: “If you choose to use a browser other than the ones listed here, the site’s pages may not display properly, and you may encounter problems while entering your application that Customer Service may not be able to resolve.” Well here’s something for them to chew on–why doesn’t Customer Service get on the ball and slove the problem that Firefox and for that matter Netscape and Internet Explorer (which I am certainly not going to use on the Mac–as service support ended for it) on a Mac are not able to “be supported” on their site.

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