Sorry to clutter this thread.
I have made some progress - I tried the page I was trying to access using my win-duh-ose machine and I could not load it either, so checked a few other pages and found that using Ubuntu I can get some
of the pages that I can get with windows, but not all??
eg. this page:
loads fine with win2000 but is giving me message: Loading Java Applet Failed... when I try with Ubuntu.
But this page: http://quote2.fxtrek.com/misc/fxcm2.asp
loads with both win and Ubuntu