use PC instead of Mac for on-line shopping?

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use PC instead of Mac for on-line shopping?

Postby hicabob » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:47 am

I'm not sure if I should feel insulted or complimented for being a PC user?

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Re: use PC instead of Mac for on-line shopping?

Postby chaz » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:49 pm

Funny - smart ads for mac users.
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Re: use PC instead of Mac for on-line shopping?

Postby linuxuser » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:57 pm

What are they going to do about Linux users???
Show us the super-low rates?

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Re: use PC instead of Mac for on-line shopping?

Postby JupiterJones » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:06 pm

linuxuser wrote:What are they going to do about Linux users???
Show us the super-low rates?


They'll probably just send you here. :P

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Re: use PC instead of Mac for on-line shopping?

Postby Sidney » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:27 pm

linuxuser wrote:What are they going to do about Linux users???
Show us the super-low rates?

the rooms are always open.
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Re: use PC instead of Mac for on-line shopping?

Postby Mudpuppy » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:38 pm

Just install a User-Agent modifying extension on your browser and you can pretend to be whatever browser and whatever OS you want to be to the web server. They only know what OS you are using because your User-Agent string tells them about it. But there's nothing forcing the User-Agent string to be truthful (although messing with it can mess up formatting for sites that use browser-specific formatting codes).


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