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Thread: Spoof Windows?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Xubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

    Question Spoof Windows?

    My browser is Firefox. A website I used to use has been updated and gives me a message that Linux is not yet supported when I try to login. I can use the website in a Windows virtual machine, but that is a pain because I need to switch back and forth between languages, and I don't have an easy way to do that in Windows. Is there some way that I can impersonate a Windows or Mac to use this site? I tried the addon useragent switcher; it didn't work at all.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Lubuntu Development Release


    You might try some of the other add-ons that do the same thing. One might work for you.

    I haven't used Opera in ages and ages, but if I recall correctly it had user agent spoofing built in.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2005

    Re: Spoof Windows?

    Try the add-on User-Agent-Switcher which can in some cases tell the web site visited that you are using another browser on another OS. I have found it useful in the past, though I have not found a site that would not show on Linux for a long while now, even if they say they do not support it.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 12.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Sierra Vista, AZ
    Lubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Spoof Windows?

    There are still such web sites, such as Garmin. You cannot update any Garmin GPS without having a Microsoft Windows or Mac OS. You can get to the web site but cannot download a new map with out Microsoft or Mac. I think that is the type of thing the OP is talking about. Granted there are very few of these still in existance, but there are some.
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    Dell Inspiron 1000 with Bodhi Linux 2.4

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