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Re: Debian, Iceweasle, Firefox!

On Sat, Jan 27, 2007 at 09:40:52PM +0100, Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Sam, 27 Jan 2007, Piotr Dziubinski wrote:
> > Iceweasel and Firefox are a different products, very similar, but
> > different.
> Can YOU please explain me what *important* differences there are?
> Otherwise I would like to see what kind of OPERATIONAL difference you
> have found:

There is actually an operational difference.  In the about:config page
the setting general.useragent.extra.firefox is set to
"Iceweasel/".  Looks harmless, but it stopped me from logging
on to a website.  It would only let me in when I set it to

Note: that website lists only Firefox 1.0 on Windows as supported
(among a few other proprietary browsers).  But this setting made the
difference between being able to use it and getting a "browser
unsported" page.  I can imagine less technical users being at a loss
in a similar situation.


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