I was looking online for a job and decided to check out Staples.com because they now offer computer upgrades and repairs, something I am very good at. I don’t like to toot my own horn, but “toot, toot.”
Well anyway, I decided to search for jobs on Staples.com on my Ubuntu 8.04 system using the Firefox browser. When I went to search for jobs, I got the following text:
|Unsupported Web Browser or Operating System|
|To ensure all functions of the Staples application perform correctly, you may not apply online using an unsupported web browser or operating system. Please see the list of supported web browsers and operating systems below – you may not continue with the application in an unsupported browser and/or operating system.|
|Supported Web Browsers:|
Please note that “beta” versions of web browsers are not supported. If you are an AOL user, please complete your application with an alternate supported browser after you have opened your AOL network connection.
|Supported Operating Systems:|
Once again, Linux users are being unjustly excluded. Staples is yet another corporate establishment which expects everybody to use corporate software. If they didn’t want Mac or Linux users to be able to see one part of their website, then they should just block Mac and Linux users from the entire website period.
I bought my first modern computer about 10 years ago from Staples. I’ve bought keyboards, mice, memory, printer paper, software, and printer ink from them. I will never shop there again. Sorry Staples, but your exclusion of Linux users has caused you to lose a customer.
EDIT: I’ve received word that Windows users using Firefox are able to apply.