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Old 06-03-2002, 05:02 AM   #1
shassouneh
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Site that forces you to use Windows AND/OR Interenet Exploder (IE) that's NOT M$


Can anyone help me. I need to access my www.homestead.com account. Every Time I try to log in it tells me that I HAVE to be using Winbloze. This of course is ridiculous. I tried turning OFF broweser identification, and I ven tried forcing browser identification to IE 5.5 on Windows 2000 but that did not do anything. This is the page I get:

Force me to use windows, what a joke!


Can anyone help please?
 
Old 06-03-2002, 05:17 AM   #2
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STRANGE !!!!!!!!
i think the homestead editor uses some of windows resources or atleast check for its presence.

ask them to go and jump in a lake
 
Old 06-03-2002, 05:22 AM   #3
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LOL beleive me I'd like to tell them thar, bur I don't want no trouble LOL.
Anyways, Please if any of you know how to help, let me know.
thanx
 
Old 06-03-2002, 05:31 AM   #4
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i tried in opera ,konqueror,mozilla and netscape but failed.
they not only want ie5 but windows platform also
 
Old 06-03-2002, 03:38 PM   #5
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I know. those b****s! This is not right. Just not right.
 
Old 06-03-2002, 10:13 PM   #6
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Doesn't look like you're going to get in. This page gives the system requirements.
 
Old 06-03-2002, 10:43 PM   #7
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Just curious do u have java applets enabled? Have you tried viewing with netscape whiel applets are enabled?

Gonus
 
Old 06-04-2002, 12:03 AM   #8
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Yes Java applets and Javascript are both enabled in all my web browsers. I think somehow homestead "sniffs" out which OS you're using and based on that either checks for IE or just blocks you out
 
Old 06-04-2002, 12:10 AM   #9
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do they have a e-mail address on their page if i am gonna hi thtem up and tell them what a croc that is
 
Old 06-04-2002, 12:17 AM   #10
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I'm sure they have some sort of email address. Of coarse I'd have to dig in pretty deep for it, as usually companies like that try to hide it as much as possible
 
Old 06-04-2002, 12:20 AM   #11
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This is the closest I found. Apparently They don't tell if they have an email address. Try this form though

Contact Us Form

I'm getting sick and tired of having to use winbloze for homestead. They're the best service I know of since its somewhat free yet not as troubesome and annoying as say Geoshities.

Last edited by shassouneh; 06-04-2002 at 12:22 AM.
 
Old 06-04-2002, 04:47 AM   #12
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It's not oly one site like this. The one I know is gierki.wp.pl. It's online gaming site. When you log in there is a script that allows you pass only when using IE on Windows. It's funny, because it looks like the site is written in Java. I mailed them, but no response...
 
Old 06-04-2002, 04:58 AM   #13
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Hmmm interesting. There MUST be a way to work around such a script. After all, Mozilla RC3, and/or Netscape 6.2.3 or even Konqueror 3.0 Should be able to run Java applets just fine!
 
Old 06-04-2002, 09:05 AM   #14
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Get a decent host, if homestead are insisting you need windoze just to log on then I bet their servers are IIS (Internet Insecure Server) as well. I'd never trust a site to a company that clueless that they only code for one platform.
 
Old 06-04-2002, 01:19 PM   #15
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You are right I should switch, but I have some valuable data stored there. Also, I don't know of a decent alternative thgat doesn't have annoying things like intruding banners and ads (geoshities). And I need to link .JPG files directly
Anyways, please let me know if any of you come across a decent web host
 
  


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