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Nov 8, 2020
While surfing had a .gov site say I'm using an outdated browser and provided this link:

I am using Firefox browser version 90.0.2 (64-bit) for Ubuntu. Thought I would share this with you.

While surfing had a .gov site say I'm using an outdated browser and provided this link:

I am using Firefox browser version 90.0.2 (64-bit) for Ubuntu. Thought I would share this with you.

It is interesting that it defaults to French rather than the browser's language. At the top it says, in French, "Browse Happy is also available in French. Click here to switch to the French version.". But that link takes you to the page in English:


Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. Browse Happy is a way for you to find out what are the latest versions of the major browsers around. You can also learn about alternative browsers that may fit you even better than the one you are currently using.

I would say that I expect more from a page referenced from a government sight. But there is no way I could type that with a straight finger.
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I remember using conditional comments to display a banner with a link to that site for IE users on some apps I made for work. Well, it worked for any version of IE before 10 at least. Don't remember if I was actively supporting IE 10 at the time I was bothering to add that banner. I have forgotten that site existed.
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what website? What browser? Did you try a different browser on the same computer? Try changing the DNS provider used by Firefox - that is, pick a secure DNS provider.
I was using Firefox. It came up when I tried to log back into after going back to the original tab where I had logged in before following links to that I opened in other tabs. I was closing the other tabs and found my original login had expired,

I tried both sites with Firefox and Edge and I don't get any pop-ups or suggestion to use a different browser.
You may have misunderstood me. I'm not interested in BrowseHappy. I am interested in seeing a .GOV web site that would recommend it.
did they have some kind of Norton badge proclaiming great website security or something?