H & R Block Works with Linux

Posted by land0 on Jan 31, 2009 2:14 PM EDT
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Ah yes it is that time of year again for U.S. citizens. So when we started looking for an online tax tool that worked with Linux we were disappointed and surprised.

We have used Linux based operating systems exclusively since 2001. Being able to do our taxes Online for free or for a nominal fee has always been our preferred way to get it done. We used to use Turbo Tax with the Mozilla browser until last year where we found that when they say it does not work with our operating system it really didn't. Even after changing the browser identity information. Simply put they don't want my business. OK. We get the hint we will just move along now. :p

So then we tried H&R Block online. We were greeted once again with the no Appl$ or M$ no can do screen. I didn't let that pesky little screen hold me down oh no! I got ready for the annual mud wrestling match with the website. I slicked myself up really good with Crisco... but that is a completely different story.

Step 1: I tried the direct approach. Just click next --> holy c$#p! They like me, they really really like me!!! Thats right, good ol' H&R Block Online works flawlessly with Iceweasel 3.05 and Debian Lenny. I bet it just might work with all of the other misjudged and under appreciated 100% Freedomware based operating systems folks.

Step 2: Tell all the other Freedomware Folks about it.

Step 3: Send H&R Block a nice friendly and professional email letting them them know that it is ok, we have tested it for them and it works with our CHOICE of operating system too. You can take down that amazingly helpful notice now.

Step 4: After you are done applying the Crisco generously put on the diving mask and snorkel... uh never mind. :D

Get Freedomware get a life! :)

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