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[quote=guenter] @ bksening, OS is part of the UserAgentString a browser sends to every page. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; [b]Windows NT 5.1;[/b] en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20091019 [quote=guenter] You can easily check my idea if You spoof win9's on yahoo's new mail.[/quote] Change to a win 9x based browser string and test Yourself. Changed in: Tools -> User Agent -> Custom ndebord knows what happens - he has been 9x user until two years or so ago. The result? yahoo guides You to an error page - where they tell You that they do not support Your OS and ask You to upgrade. Other much used pages do the same. The crux: these popular pages are used for usage statistics. The effect: win 9x or K-Meleon (which is barred in the same way at yahoo new mail) will not appear in usage statistics of these pages. This makes usage statistics unreliable for the pages that do it. Many PPL do not change their browser's AgentString back to normal when they leave such pages. It is extra effort :) And this makes usage statistics unreliable for all pages visited after the switch. They all pass their wrong info on to statistic collections. Sorry that my first post was too short to understand :( BTW. My private estimate: 9x is still used more than win2000 and Server2003 - PPL that only have the old hard and software and others that use it as backup system. Win9x machines start faster - the system of choice if You just want to check mail and last forum posts. & that is how I used my ME until about one year ago. p.s. [url=http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/forum/read.php?1,87949,88110#msg-88110]Bottom § in the post - but it works the same for OSes.[/url] For K-Meleon Autoswitcher extension was created so that users do not have to switch manually. Two ups: 1. useful presets and 2. K-Meleon is among and will hopefully stay among the 10 most used browsers in Europe. Because of this extension & users that have it: K-Meleon leaves a more reliable footprint in statistics because this extension switches back for pages that are ok to know its true identity. Thx disrupted :)[/quote]
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