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    Default IE and certain websites

    I'm trying to get to cw.com and it tells me it's not supported by linux. I'm assuming you could just wine IE6/7, but is there a linux native browser to help me get past this? I would like to watch the videos in cw.com and I'm currently useing the latest Firefox. (3 something or other beta). Should I just Wining it first?

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

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    I can get to 'cw.com' without incident using Firefox 2 on SLED. Just so
    you know Firefox has a plugin (and Opera has the functionality in there
    natively as I recall) to change the 'User Agent' which is what helps a
    website tell which browser is accessing it. Anyway, I didn't even have
    to change mine to IE to get the page to pull up. If something specific
    is broken on that site maybe post what it is but so far the main pag at
    least came up without incident.

    Good luck.






    adelsin wrote:
    > I'm trying to get to cw.com and it tells me it's not supported by linux.
    > I'm assuming you could just wine IE6/7, but is there a linux native
    > browser to help me get past this? I would like to watch the videos in
    > cw.com and I'm currently useing the latest Firefox. (3 something or
    > other beta). Should I just Wining it first?
    >
    >

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    Default Re: IE and certain websites

    Err. my fault here. I can get to the actual site as well, however there is an option somewhere in there that allows us to watch episodes of the current series if we happened to miss one. This is where I ran into this issue. More specifically, the wife was trying to watch "America's Next Top Model"

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

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    Try out the 'User Agent Switcher' (as I recall) add-on for Firefox if
    that is what you are using.

    Good luck.





    adelsin wrote:
    > Err. my fault here. I can get to the actual site as well, however there
    > is an option somewhere in there that allows us to watch episodes of the
    > current series if we happened to miss one. This is where I ran into this
    > issue. More specifically, the wife was trying to watch "America's Next
    > Top Model"
    >
    >

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

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    I should probably mention that beyond stupid website restrictions that
    have no reliable impact on users except annoying, incorrect messages,
    the streaming technology they use may actually require a certain set of
    software. Olympics, for example, wanted to use 'Move Networks' player
    or something like that. Their bad decisions to use proprietary and
    unavailable software aside, this may prevent you from getting in even if
    you get past the trivial worthless stuff.

    Good luck.





    ab@novell.com wrote:
    > Try out the 'User Agent Switcher' (as I recall) add-on for Firefox if
    > that is what you are using.
    >
    > Good luck.
    >
    >
    >
    >
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    > adelsin wrote:
    >> Err. my fault here. I can get to the actual site as well, however there
    >> is an option somewhere in there that allows us to watch episodes of the
    >> current series if we happened to miss one. This is where I ran into this
    >> issue. More specifically, the wife was trying to watch "America's Next
    >> Top Model"

    >
    >

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    Default Re: IE and certain websites

    That's what I was afraid of. By wine an IE7 or the such actually take care of the problem, or not likely?

    I have not got to try it yet as I am still at work.

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