02/22/2005: If you can't fight City Hall, at least you can fight Intuit....
A while ago I blogged about the fact that TurboTax for the Web didn't play well with Web browsers running Linux, resulting in the requirement that one tweak one's Linux browser (assuming one's Linux browser is Firefox, for which a clever hacker has developed a plug in which allows this tweak) to allow it to lie to the TurboTax website when it tells the website what operating system you're running.
Well, apparently TurboTax got tired of all the nasty emails. Lockergnome's Linux Fanatics newsletter reports today that TurboTax has tweaked its own website to permit the application to work with Linux based browsers. According to a spokesdroid for Intuit (the developers of TurboTax) Linux isn't the preferred platform ("The TurboTax experience isn't optimized for Linux"), but it does work now.
Thank you Intuit, for being responsive to your users.
Len on 02.22.05 @ 07:19 AM CST