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  • #16
    Originally posted by bugmenot View Post
    I'm interested in relation to this thread.
    Also, any comment on the video situation Michael?
    Premium subscribers might get the option of HTML5 video support, but for non-Premium subscribers it will remain Flash-based.
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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    • #17
      I count as windows I check phoronix from college and have to use dialup currently at home...

      heh and I use Archlinux/Debian and occasionally mess with haiku go figure XD

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      • #18
        Originally posted by RealNC View Post
        "Windows: 41.3%" is rather... intriguing,

        Not really, I check the site from work during my lunch and I am sure others have access to the net via windows machines as well

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        • #19
          i check the site from other peoples computers with windows from time to time as well.

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          • #20
            I use windows full time.

            I do this because, only just recently has the X-Fi drivers been introduced into the kernel. It also doesn't help that the ath9k driver for my wifi card, which is absolutely needed for any internet access, hardly works.

            I've noticed both of those things have been fixed and/or improved with Ubuntu's Alpha 5.

            I look to move back to Ubuntu after 9.10 is released.

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            • #21
              I also glance at Phoronix from work from a Windows PC. However, I do have a Fedora VM for "cross platform compatibility testing."

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              • #22
                Originally posted by djack View Post
                I'm one of those forced to use Windows at work but exclusively run Linux at home.
                Same here. I read mostly phoronix when idling at work, where I'm forced to use windows / IE.
                At home, I'm exclusively using Linux / Firefox.

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                • #23
                  some of us even use our firewall to rewrite the User-Agent: http header to SAY

                  Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.20) Gecko/20081217 Firefox/2.0.0.20

                  EVEN when we are using Firefox on opensolaris - because too many webservers are pissy and want to forcefeed you $^@& Flash banner ads rather than show you what you came to see.

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                  • #24
                    Also visiting from work via WinXP. But the more OSīs the better I say

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by NullHead View Post
                      I use windows full time.

                      I do this because, only just recently has the X-Fi drivers been introduced into the kernel. It also doesn't help that the ath9k driver for my wifi card, which is absolutely needed for any internet access, hardly works.

                      I've noticed both of those things have been fixed and/or improved with Ubuntu's Alpha 5.

                      I look to move back to Ubuntu after 9.10 is released.
                      I'm not sure when you last tried. For me, ath9k support went from non existent about 18 months ago, to working a year ago, to stellar a couple of months back. I have arch linux on 2 netbooks and another dual core core2 quad notebook. The netbooks are constantly used and constantly suspend/resumed. Since early this summer I haven't had a failure to resume.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                        Seriously though, what on earth are Windows people doing in here? Yes, there's some trolling going around but 40+%?
                        Maybe they want to learn something about Linux. I do dual boot sometimes, but I can't say I'm a Windows user

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                        • #27
                          I'm at gentoo user at home, but at work I browse Phoronix with Windows. It's unfortunate but thats the way it is.

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                          • #28
                            Linux @ Home, Linux @ Work

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by svrocket View Post
                              some of us even use our firewall to rewrite the User-Agent: http header to SAY
                              Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.20) Gecko/20081217 Firefox/2.0.0.20
                              Mozilla on one of my Windows PCs claims to be a Mac. I've no idea how or why it got configured that way, but it's a real pain when I go to one of these 'smart' sites where they use the user-agent field to determine what kind of software to download; I don't want Mac software, can't run it and often they don't even give you any way to pick what kind you actually want.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by movieman View Post
                                Mozilla on one of my Windows PCs claims to be a Mac.
                                a real pain when I go to one of these 'smart' sites where they use the user-agent field to determine what kind of software to download;
                                Hey movieman, that's easy to fix if you don't mind beta software!

                                First see what you're handing out as your ID card:

                                http://whatsmyuseragent.com/


                                Second if you are using firefox, here's a cool add-on to modify User-Agent. NOTE that NOT ALL websites use "User-Agent" to determine platform and browser.

                                User Agent Switcher 0.7.2
                                https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/59


                                But it absolutely fools http://get.adobe.com/reader/ into handing me what I want for download.

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