> > 1) the BBC stats are biased, the site is target at Windows > > users and > > on certain pages blocks users of other OSes > That's not my experience of it; my usual browser is Firefox > on Gentoo Linux, and I can't recall the last time I was > blocked from content on bbc.co.uk.
Ubuntu user with Firefox&Opera at home - can't remember the last time I had to spoof for any site. About five years ago I abandoned one bank because they didn't support Linux, but since then I haven't had one problem. And of course, spoofing (or lack of!) is not just a Linux thing :) I do recall in the past browser spoofing to be rather unreliable - one electricity supplier site I used years ago was determined that I had Mozilla despite what I tried to do to persuade it otherwise. - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://email@example.com/