I was browsing the Scientific Computing World article A Universe of Data on the computing resources at CERN, when my attention was caught by mention of a version of Linux that I had not heard of before called Scientific Linux. What's so special about that? So I duly Googled the string "Scientific Linux" and the top hit was www.scientificlinux.org described as:
Scientific Linux - Welcome to Scientific Linux (SL) - 13:58Is a Linux release put together by Fermilab, CERN, and various other labs and universities around the world ready tuned for experimenters.
www.scientificlinux.org/ - 26k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this
So I then followed the www.scientificlinux.org link to get this:
I have never seen this sort of warning before, and I do a lot of internet browsing. I didn't explore any further because unexpected things on the internet always spook me, and by playing very safe I have managed to avoid all the nasty problems that I regularly hear about from other people.
I am reasonably sure that the problem is a trivial misconfiguration of the www.scientificlinux.org site, rather than a malicious attempt by Internet Explorer to try to prevent people from visiting this particular site. Surely, it couldn't be the case that a www.scientificlinux.org is so self-righteous that they shoo away Internet Explorer users? Or am I just being paranoid?