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    why does this site direct me to google ?

    I do not know if this is the right sub-forum for questioning this.

    Some of links in this site:
    http://desktoplinuxreviews.com/eyeonlinux/
    direct my browser to google.

    e.g. this article:
    Who Cares About Microsoft Office for Linux?

    http://desktoplinuxreviews.com/eyeon...ftofficelinux/

    It happens when I use both Windows7 and Xubuntu (Firefox on both).

    Do you have the same issue with that site ? Why does it happen ?

    Thanks
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    Re: why does this site direct me to google ?

    Loads fine for me.

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    Re: why does this site direct me to google ?

    Quote Originally Posted by IWantFroyo View Post
    Loads fine for me.
    Same here, brought me directly to the article.

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    Re: why does this site direct me to google ?

    I clicked that link, it worked.
    I clicked another link, again, it directed me to google.
    There must be something wrong with site.

    Even when I used Tor, the browser was directed to google.
    In firefox, I check the option "Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page"

    Hey Jim Lynch Are you sure that your site is fine. Are you doing that on purpose? I never experienced this with other sites.

    Thank you.
    Last edited by dopadapo; May 15th, 2013 at 06:24 AM.

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    Re: why does this site direct me to google ?

    The links work fine for me too. Since 3 people in this thread have no problem resolving that site, but you do with 2 different operating systems, I suggest you look for a DNS issue, which will be down to your ISP. Try using openDNS or Google's own DNS.
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    Re: why does this site direct me to google ?

    Thank you, coffecat.
    I also use 2 different ISPs; one for Windows7 and one for Xubuntu. Those OSs are installed on 2 computers. I will see if using openDNS or googleDNS will solve this issue.
    Thanks.

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    Re: why does this site direct me to google ?

    Quote Originally Posted by dopadapo View Post
    Do you have the same issue with that site ?
    When i click on your links(above) , i get also google browser. But when i examine those links , there is a difference between 'the real link' ;
    your link : desktoplinuxreviews.com/eyeonlinux/opinions/microsoftofficelinux/
    'real link' : desktoplinuxreviews.com/eyeonlinux/opinions/microsoft-office-for-linux/

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