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Why are Korean websites so complicated to use?

Why are Korean websites so complicated to use?



There are several reasons. First, Koreans just love Microsoft Windows. 99% of Koreans do not use anything else, including Mac. It's just Windows, Windows, and Windows. (I know a Korean who stills uses Windows XP. Windows XP!) That doesn't sound too bad, right? After all, Microsoft Windows is the most popular OS in the world. But what comes with Windows is the dreaded ActiveX.

Because nobody uses anything else other than Windows, programmers did not have to make things compatible. So they made the most use of ActiveX, which only works with Internet Explorer on Windows. This means many things, like online banking and online shopping, simply won't work if you use another web browser or another OS. Second, Korean websites are strictly designed for Korean citizens who speak Korean. English support is mediocre or nonexistent. Many sites require Korean citizenship identification verification for sign-up.

So how can you make things easier? For online shopping, go to Gmarket Global. They have the best English support of any online shopping malls in South Korea. (Go to 9KOREA Links to access Gmarket in English.) For online banking, read the article, asdfasdfa, and decide which Korean bank is the best for you. For all the other needs, there is only one solution. Get a Korean (citizen) to help you.









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