houng quoak < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote:
Yes, your brain...
That, dear sir, is because it's true. Broken websites use browser-id to hide
their brokenness by only allowing IE users to see the content, everyone else
gets shunted to a siding with "This website only works with IE 6, please
upgrade or install from >here<"...
UPGRADE?! Yeah right.
The ironic thing is, a lot of those sites actually DO work with other
browsers when they have their ID strings spoofed.
Then of course, there's the other google-stats thing that's started cropping
up recently... The google search and count the hits test.
Search for windows in google and you get 124,000,000 hits, search for linux
and you may only 101,000,000. That's incredibly good when you consider
you're including every single site detailing patio doors, church
architecture, X windows, windows in people's schedules and every other use
of the generic word "windows" while linux is in no way generic.
Do you actually understand what the word "emulate" means?
Masking a browser id is a lot different than writing a program that attempts
to mimic something else exactly. No-one in their RIGHT MIND would try to
So are the websites idiot. If you masked your id string by just changing the
browser name, sites would reply "sorry, you're not getting in that easy, IE?
running in linux? RIIIIGHT"... or words to that effect.
Which is excellent. Even better than WinXP.... NEXT.
Who cares if there's a penguin on the box as long as it WORKS?
Odd that. I saw a printer, colour inkjet in the Argos catalogue earlier this
year... It had linux compatibility as one of its bullet points!
You mean like you're doing here? And have been since the beginning of this
thread? pot, kettle, black.
1% of which market would that be then? Digital watch? Cos it's damned well
not the server market, or even the workstation one. For the umpteenth time,
how do you calculate these mythical stats you people keep coming up with?
Sales? of what? It's free! Downloads? From where? It's free to distribute,
copy, give away or sell on. One download or sale could lead to 10 installs
or even hundreds quite easily