Volkswagen Still Recommends Internet Explorer 6

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neon871

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This is too funny I work for a Large Airplane MFG'r. we just went to IE 7 (which sux) like 2 or 3 months ago for our Suppliers & our internal use. But we are not in the news about it, WTH? This looks like browser troll bait to me!

You will find many large companies using old browsers because of security issues needing to worked out before they can upgrade. Who gives a crapppp! about what Version of IE any company uses? Except for those working there maybe, big maybe at that!

What does Microsoft use, IE5?
 

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[citation][nom]krowbar[/nom]VW is in the same category as the rest of the overpriced, under performing junk. ie Apple, Dyson, VW. There are more but can't remember atm. People are brand loyal, but buy more into the hype than performance or practicality.[/citation]
I love my VW, 2007 2.0T Jetta. I've never had a serious issue with it and only shop time has been the 10,000 mile oil changes/services. I got it because it was a little larger than the competition's mid-size sedans (corolla/civic) and I could get all the other options I wanted: heated/power seats, leather, sun roof, etc, whereas you couldn't get those from toyota or honda without upgrading to the larger camry or accord. It also gets me 200HP with a really nice power curve, a kickass 6-speed manual (I don't like automatics), and 34 mpg on my daily commute.

That said, I'm probably going to Audi my next auto purchase, they've gone too cheap with the new Jetta and I can no longer get the options I want together. To meet that lower price point they've removed a lot of the nice features and cut back on the various trim features that attracted me in the first place and the only way I can get them now is to either go to an Audi.
 

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[citation][nom]tomaz99[/nom]Maybe they just forgot to update their statement?We have old messages laying around "best viewed at 1024x768", etc...it happens.[/citation]
Nope. Couldn't open the "build your own" section in Firefox months ago but worked just fine in IE6 and IE8.
 

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I love my VW, 2007 2.0T Jetta

I'm sorry to hear that. probably nothing worng with the car, but when I hear VW I think of the one and only place here to get it serviced. Bad place to go, we was treated like hell, the service manager is a sex affender too, I found out months later! For the way we was treated I will never buy a VW all over the service department!

sorry if my quote don't come out right I am using IE 7 LOL.
 

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[citation][nom]lp231[/nom]With IE 6 out for quite some time and the latest is IE 9, you would think they have plenty of time to at least have their site be compatible with IE 7?![/citation]
Their (consumer-)website IS compatible with EI7/8/9 it's their intranet based applications that aren't. Why change what's working if it works well? Besides it's not the browser that's important for these apps it's the app itself. I don't understand why Tomsguide even mention this kind of FUD. It has nothing substantial to do with tech other than internal affairs at VW (which is none of our business anyway).
 

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[citation][nom]aevm[/nom]Upgrading a large Web app from IE 6 to IE 8 can be expensive. I've done this sort of thing and it was more work than we expected. Maybe VW weighed the cost and the benefits and decided to stick with IE6.Besides, IE 6 will not die any time soon. Some corporations still make their employees use it because (a) their own internal apps work well with it and (b) IE 6 is less useful for Facebook and Twitter and other activities you don't want your employees doing at work[/citation]

Why would you tie up your Web up to a crappy browser anyway?
 

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I don't care what VW says, nobody should be using IE 6. Update your f*cking software. As a developer I HATE having to write custom code for the few people that are still using that antiquated piece of crap.
 

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Where I used to work, they used IE 7. This thing was so slow and a frustrating experience to use. Can't Imagine using IE6. I'd probably explode
 

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[citation][nom]aevm[/nom]Upgrading a large Web app from IE 6 to IE 8 can be expensive. I've done this sort of thing and it was more work than we expected. Maybe VW weighed the cost and the benefits and decided to stick with IE6.Besides, IE 6 will not die any time soon. Some corporations still make their employees use it because (a) their own internal apps work well with it and (b) IE 6 is less useful for Facebook and Twitter and other activities you don't want your employees doing at work[/citation]

No problem, I'll just use Wi-Fi from my smartphone
 

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[citation][nom]southernshark[/nom]VW shouldn't be allowed to market its items as vehicles since they spend most of their lives in the shop.[/citation]

Totally not true where I live. Even some of the really old beatles are still in service and I see them in the street from time to time
 

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So does this article refer to the US distributor VWoA or the parent company VAG in Germany...my guess is it refers to the US distributor.

I love VW vehicles but I DESPISE our US distributor they are one of the worst VW distributors in the entire developed world.

VWoA offers a terrible selection of the VW product line, Hell NO little economical cars like they are known for around the rest of the world and in their home market in Germany....

WHERE IS THE 65 MPG Polo diesel??? How about the Polo GTI, the Touran, or even the new UP!


The best thing VAG could do is fire the Herdon half wits at VWoA at the Virgina HQ and start from scratch!

I detest the MKIII Beetle, over priced, under performing, huge, and crappy MPGs, FYI the latest Beetle is nothing more than a reskinned Golf which is a better product.
 

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Heck I know companies with test equipment computers that still run Windows 98. Upgrading would cost lots of money with no benefit to the end user.
 

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[citation][nom]mrmotion[/nom]My dyson animal and Vw JettaVR6 beg to differ. Both have served me proudly and reliably for years![/citation]

Proves the brand loyalty issue is really all about marketing. There is no Dyson "Animal" It's a DC25/35 etc, the "Animal" is a vacuum nozzle accessory package that comes on multiple Dyson models. However, people know "Animal" and think it sounds cooler than DC35, so that's what think it's called.

It's like trying to explain the tablet I'm holding isn't an ipad. :-/

Disclaimer: I do own a Dyson, but I wasn't silly enough to pay retail for it. I picked up a refurb'ed model for less than half, and it works beautifully. Best vacuum I've ever owned. No it's not the Dyson "Animal"... *sigh*
 
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Actually... there is a Dyson Animal... it was originally sold as a bundle unit, and the plastic color was different on the entire vaccuum, not just the special nozzle. Better yet, do a simple Google search and it'll take you straight to the Dyson page all about the new and improved "Animal" line.... *sigh* indeed.
 

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[citation][nom]edgrubermn[/nom]Actually... there is a Dyson Animal... *sigh* indeed.[/citation]

Thanks. And it has nothing to do with brand loyalty. My previous vacuum was a dirt devil, it sucked...(haha) The only thing better than a dyson is a shop-vac. Damn i love that thing.
 

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[citation][nom]gm0n3y[/nom]I don't care what VW says, nobody should be using IE 6. Update your f*cking software. As a developer I HATE having to write custom code for the few people that are still using that antiquated piece of crap.[/citation]
As a developer you should understand how difficult, time-consuming and expensive it is for corporations to upgrade critical components of their IT infrastructure. IE is not just what they optimize their external websites for, but also the basis for some of their internal tools (sharepoint, remedy, etc.). Upgrading (and supporting) a new version is a major undertaking. Which doesn't mean they shouldn't do it, but pouring scorn on them for not having done it yet, is a bit naive.
 
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