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comment How can I make my browser lie about my operating system?
It does appear to be using navigator.userAgent. However, it's clearly using something else in addition. I've verified multiple ways that my user agent string is in fact being changed, yet the problem persists. So, much as I'd like it to be so, changing the user agent isn't the answer--or at least isn't the complete answer.
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comment How can I make my browser lie about my operating system?
Note: The Javascript is minified and trying to step through it in the debugger is painfully slow, never mind that minified code is really difficult to understand. Also, I've edited the question to link to the site at issue.
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comment How can I make my browser lie about my operating system?
@Hashbrown: Reading through the source, it appears to be using navigator.userAgent and grepping for linux. However, since I'm spoofing the user agent string, my navigator.userAgent is now Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:21.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/21.0 yet the site still knows somehow that I'm on Linux.
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comment How can I make my browser lie about my operating system?
@Abhishek: Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, that only allows the user agent string to be spoofed, which doesn't help in this case.
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comment Latest Ubuntu Desktop without Unity
In fairness, I should note that the version of Unity in Ubuntu 12.04 has a richer interface for finding Apps whose names you don't know than the traditional way. You can filter by the same categories, as well as filtering by rating. Furthermore, if you want to search, that option is there as well. The current version of Unity is far better then the early releases. In summary, the current Unity is actually better for the purposes you described than the classic menus.
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comment Access to certain files but not others
Can you provide a few more specifics? How are you sharing the files? SMB? NFS? Something else? Also, can you be more specific about the permissions, error messages received, etc.? I don't think that there's enough key information in your post to be able to diagnose the problem.
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comment When I ssh into a ubuntu machine, what kind of shell am I using
So, if you use chsh to change the default shell, of course the change will be visible after rebooting, just like if I save a file, the change will be visible after rebooting. But rebooting isn't what applies the change. Any login shell will notice the change. That means you can log out and back in, or reboot, or run gnome-terminal -x bash -l, or use one of many other methods.