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Dman58 03-23-2013 01:33 PM

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?

273 03-23-2013 02:02 PM

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.

cynwulf 03-23-2013 02:06 PM

More "first world problems".

Dman58 03-23-2013 02:08 PM

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. . .

Dman58 03-23-2013 02:09 PM

Looks like there is no difference!

273 03-23-2013 02:21 PM

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?).
Code:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:22.0) Gecko/20130323 Firefox/22.0

Dman58 03-23-2013 02:32 PM

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?

273 03-23-2013 02:36 PM

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.

jeremy 03-25-2013 02:47 PM

Windows 8 should now be recognized.

--jeremy

jeremy 03-25-2013 02:51 PM

Mageia should also now be recognized.

--jeremy

273 03-25-2013 02:52 PM

Wow, that was quick! Thanks Jeremy.

Dman58 03-25-2013 03:40 PM

Sweet!


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