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Old 03-23-2013, 12:33 PM   #1
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Thumbs down New OS identifier for Windblows 8


If I'm running windows 8, how come my OS identifier is displaying windows_98_nt_2000? Has there not been a new badge created as of yet?
 
Old 03-23-2013, 01:02 PM   #2
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I noticed this also. Win8 user agent string was odd for me, so I'm not sure how easy it is to identify. That may just have been because I use a trial version and can only get 32 bit IE to run though.
 
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More "first world problems".
 
Old 03-23-2013, 01:08 PM   #4
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Valid point, I was using firefox 32bit. This post is back on IE for windows 8. By default when a different browser is used it goes to the desktop 32bit version. Now this is a test post using IE, here goes nothing. . .
 
Old 03-23-2013, 01:09 PM   #5
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Looks like there is no difference!
 
Old 03-23-2013, 01:21 PM   #6
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I'm guessing it just goes by the "Windows NT" part of the user agent string. This is the user agent string I get using Firefox under Windows 8 (are there any 64 bit browsers for Windows 8?).
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Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:22.0) Gecko/20130323 Firefox/22.0
 
Old 03-23-2013, 01:32 PM   #7
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Well a quick google search brought up a ton of stuff including THIS. But I can wait until an official stable release is announced by Mozzila.

Where would I get the user agent info, is that in the page source?
 
Old 03-23-2013, 01:36 PM   #8
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To display your user agent you can go somewhere like:
http://whatsmyuseragent.com/
Thankfully my Win8 install is just in a VM for testing purposes so I, too, can wait fro a 64b bit browser. Seems strange to me though that Windows is so slow to move to 64 bit when Linux has been going that way for ages.
 
Old 03-25-2013, 01:47 PM   #9
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Windows 8 should now be recognized.

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Old 03-25-2013, 01:51 PM   #10
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Mageia should also now be recognized.

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Old 03-25-2013, 01:52 PM   #11
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Wow, that was quick! Thanks Jeremy.
 
Old 03-25-2013, 02:40 PM   #12
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Sweet!
 
  


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