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Old 03-11-2018, 04:23 AM   #1
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Ditching Win10 roadblock - webpage DRM.


I would like to ditch Windows 10 and run exclusively Linux. The roadblock for my plan on doing this is Musicnotes.com I often purchase sheet music at the site, but it always seems to detect when I am using a web browser in Linux. I am unsure if it is the web browser's declaration of which build, or whether the site detects Linux through some Java script or something else. The question is, do I need to run a web browser in Wine, or can I just get away with some extension to change the browser declaration? This is a completely new area for me, so any help would be appreciated.

My current system is Salix OS 14.2.

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Old 03-11-2018, 08:43 AM   #2
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You can use User Agent Switcher/Overrider. The page below gives a basic explanation with some links, depending upon which browser you use.

https://askubuntu.com/questions/4575...-ie-only-sites
 
Old 03-11-2018, 09:48 AM   #3
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You can use User Agent Switcher/Overrider. The page below gives a basic explanation with some links, depending upon which browser you use.

https://askubuntu.com/questions/4575...-ie-only-sites
Thanks. I use both Firefox and Vivaldi.
 
Old 03-12-2018, 07:31 PM   #4
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Why would the musicnotes.com site even care which browser or operating system you are using ?
 
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It may be possible to use wine to run a portable apps version or full version of some browser.

As I recall however musicnotes uses some plugin or program like scorch?
 
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It may be possible to use wine to run a portable apps version or full version of some browser.

As I recall however musicnotes uses some plugin or program like scorch?
Oh really? That doesn't sound like a User Agent would be enough then. I'll try a browser with Wine. Alternatively I could if necessary run Virtualbox with Windows. It is overkill, but better than having it installed on my hard drives

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Old 03-13-2018, 01:56 AM   #7
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Why would the musicnotes.com site even care which browser or operating system you are using ?
DRM. Very stupid, but I guess they think Linux users are more prone to thievery than upstanding Windows users?
 
Old 03-13-2018, 08:06 AM   #8
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Hmmm ... Agreed .. Not particularly open-minded of them.

Of the different solutions discussed, I would try a browser under Wine and then a Windows VM if that doesn't work (assuming of course that you don't have nor want a native Windows install somewhere).

Cheers !
 
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I'd give Google Chrome a shot. I use Firefox for my daily browsing needs but sometimes, especially if there is DRM involved such as in Netflix, I fire up Chrome because it seems to do a better job of such things. At such an occasional usage, you don't need to consider that you've sold out to the Googlopoly.
 
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I'd give Google Chrome a shot. I use Firefox for my daily browsing needs but sometimes, especially if there is DRM involved such as in Netflix, I fire up Chrome because it seems to do a better job of such things. At such an occasional usage, you don't need to consider that you've sold out to the Googlopoly.
I most often use Vivaldi and can recommend it. It is based on Google Chrome but, sucks less
 
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I most often use Vivaldi and can recommend it. It is based on Google Chrome but, sucks less
Vivaldi isn't based on Chrome, imo, but on Chromium. Chrome does suck in a certain way, admittedly, but if I'm going to use it for such occasional and specific purposes, I may as well use the Real McCoy and be done with it.
 
Old 03-15-2018, 09:44 AM   #12
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Vivaldi isn't based on Chrome, imo, but on Chromium. Chrome does suck in a certain way, admittedly, but if I'm going to use it for such occasional and specific purposes, I may as well use the Real McCoy and be done with it.
IMHO, Vivaldi is much better than the "Real McCoy". I would say that Iridium Browser is closer to the "Real McCoy". but I am almost positive that it is based on Chromium - not sure about Vivaldi.
 
  


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