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What OS and browser are you using?

Discussion in 'Questions & Assistance' started by Stamp, 9 Aug 2015.

  1. Stamp

    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    Several. Windows 8.1 + Chrome (desktop and laptop), iOS + Safari and iOS + Tapatalk (iPhone).
     
  2. gungchang

    gungchang Well-Known Member

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    Screenshot from 2015-08-10 06:41:10.png
    I'm guessing that this is the one that produced dual question marks on the OS/browser thingie under "Likes Received"
     
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    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    Silly question really, but why do you ask @gungchang
     
  4. gungchang

    gungchang Well-Known Member

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    Wang seemed proud of having the only Chromebook in Asia, and it sometimes tripped up the OS/browser info.

    I was impressed that it detects the difference between Ubuntu (which shows as Linux) and Linux Mint.

    I was curious what Stamp had used to deceive it.

    I doubt I'm the only one to have noticed or wondered. I remember that the browser/OS thingie was quite popular when introduced.
     
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  5. Wangsuda

    Wangsuda Nonentity Staff Member

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    And I still am! LOL
     
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    Window 10 + Firefox is my magic combo. ;-)

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  7. Stamp

    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    Nothing to deceive. The current version of the add-on simply doesn't recognise iOS 8.3 + Tapatalk.
     
  8. Stamp

    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    AFAIK, it does recognise iOS 8.3 + Safari.
     
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    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    Today it works partially.
     
  10. gungchang

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    I'm sorry. I didn't mean to imply that you were literally trying to fool the gadget. I was just curious as to what it hadn't recognized.

    I noticed that it betrays my whereabouts. Linux & Opera = home, Windows & Chrome = public internet, Windows & IE = RT Tablet, probably at work.

    This might be useful to someone writing a screenplay for Elementary or CSI.
     
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  11. Stamp

    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    Upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.
     
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    Wangsuda Nonentity Staff Member

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    I did that on my work computer. 10 is better than 8.1, but I still miss XP.
     
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    May I suggest Zorin? It's a Linux distro that specializes in looking like another OS.

    You may choose a start menu that looks like Windows XP or one that looks like Windows 7.

    When I feel nostalgic, there's always Windows 98 in virtual box.
     
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    ^Thanks for the suggestions.
     
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    gungchang Well-Known Member

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    The man misses XP, he gets XP.

    I have acquired a lot of XP licenses over the years. I don't feel guilty about using the Dark Edition, especially since Windows no longer supports XP.

    Anyway, here it is: XP in an Oracle Virtual Box.

    It's running on Linux Mint Debian Betsy.

    I have a Buffalo external hard drive. It's encrypted. It will not run with Linux. So, I open XP in a box and unlock the drive. When I drop out of Linux, the drive remains unlocked under Linux.

    I have a similar setup on my antique PowerPC iMac, running XP in a box. On the desktop I have now, I can run Snow Leopard in native mode. This may be my way of letting my computer know who's boss.
     

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