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Old 04-20-2013, 10:46 AM   #1
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I cannot get the coupons.com to install on Chrome


CAN ANYONE HELP ME ON WHY I CAN'T GET THE COUPONS.COM INSTALLER DOWNLOADED. i HAVE TRIED ON CHROME FOR DAYS AND IT WILL NOT INSTALL
 
Old 04-20-2013, 11:00 AM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome...and YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SHOUT!!!
But...I suspect this is your very first call for help, so, that's okay!!!

Several reasons, but...one springs to mind: the installer does not work on Linux...happens, that's sad, but it could be the reason...
I myself just now tried to look at coupons.com but got a "sorry" page...
I think that the combo OS/Browser has to be right (wrong of course) for this site...

Luck and welcome here!!!

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Old 04-20-2013, 11:11 AM   #3
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I just checked under Windows and the site serves an .exe installer you are expected to run. It is quite likely that it would not work correctly under Linux even if you could get the site to serve you the file -- you would need Wined enabled and for the installer and program it installs to work under Wine.
The site works for me in Firefox and Chrome under Windows, by the way.
 
Old 04-20-2013, 11:18 AM   #4
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@ 273 - my thoughts entirely...save that I do not have a ***dows box to test that on. On Linux, I cannot even reach the site...pretty single-minded of the makers, innit?
 
Old 04-20-2013, 11:21 AM   #5
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@ 273 - my thoughts entirely...save that I do not have a ***dows box to test that on. On Linux, I cannot even reach the site...pretty single-minded of the makers, innit?
It is and it makes me not really trust them. Surely they ought to say "Oops, you have Linux we don't support that but you can get the installer here if you're feeling lucky."?
 
Old 04-20-2013, 11:24 AM   #6
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Hmyea'...goes to show that some businesspeople still have some catching-up to do...
 
Old 04-20-2013, 10:27 PM   #7
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There was a show at the Going Linux podcast in which this came up.

The coupon printing programs want to be able to keep track of the coupons you print so they can enforce their limitations. They include DRM-type stuff and are highly proprietary. Generally, they do not work on Linux.

This was addressed in to episodes; I found one: http://goinglinux.com/2010shownotes.html#glp122 By searching their site, you can likely find the other.
 
Old 04-20-2013, 10:36 PM   #8
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Nothing that's an .exe is going to work on Linux. Running something like that under Wine is problematical at best, there may be too many tie-ins to the Windows system.
 
Old 04-21-2013, 07:23 AM   #9
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...and the one voice we did not hear yet, is the OP's voice...
However, the very idea to keep track of remote-printed coupons is interesting, and yes, does require deep-rooted tie-ins with the OS in question. Still, I'm somewhat doubtfull this is any less possible on Linux, without the deep tie-in ***dows seems to allow...
 
Old 04-21-2013, 11:35 AM   #10
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Coupons.com is not compatible with the Linux operating system. The following consist of the system requirements:

Coupon printing is currently supported on all versions of Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, Server 2003, and 2000 when used with Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or higher, Netscape Navigator 8.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Opera, and most MSN and AOL browsers.

Coupon printing is also supported on Macintosh OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.5 (Leopard), and 10.4 (Tiger) when used with Safari 2.0 or higher, Firefox 2.0 or higher, and Google Chrome.
 
Old 04-22-2013, 04:56 AM   #11
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Coupons.com is not compatible with the Linux operating system.
Well, let this be a thread that can be marked as closed, not solved...
Shame, really, with an up and comming Linux market, it's their loss really...
 
  


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