Ancient Systems Still In Use By UK Goverment

Putting forms and the like online can be helpful for those trying to apply for public assistance  (for example), and in the UK a lot of those forms are available - as long as you have a computer from the last decade, it seems.
At first glance, this appears to be a positive use of the internet by the government, letting its citizens apply for benefits over the web, rather than having to fill out forms and send them via the post or visit offices in person.
However, it seems that many of those claimants could fall at the first hurdle due to some rather outdated stipulations about the computer systems supported by the DWP.
We won't publish the full list of system requirements here, but in summary this is what the government requires you to run on your PC in order to complete and submit your benefit application: Microsoft Windows 98, ME, 2000 or XP; Internet Explorer (IE) 5 or 6, Firefox 1 or Netscape 7.2

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