[ubuntu-in] Firefox in ubuntu: online transactions

Abhinav Modi abhinavmodi at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 16:51:31 GMT 2009

2009/10/28 Mallikarjun <mallik.v.arjun at gmail.com>

> On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 12:11 AM, Ravi Kumar <ra21vi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 9:53 PM, Kartik S <drskartik at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>  I tried paying my BSNL landline and mobile bills online using Firefox
>>> 3.0. I could complete my landline transaction, but not my Cellone using
>>> firefox. I also tried user agent switcher( Internet explorer) . Ultimately I
>>> succeeded using windows xp in  virtual box(using IE of course).
>> Yes, there are many sites, which proudly say they work on IE only. I
>> cannot remember, but perhaps PNB bank site even says "For secure
>> transaction, use IE only" and works with IE only. I don't know why? Mainly
>> this is not wrong with the PNB, but those Software Giants in India, which
>> has most faith in Microsoft technologies and had never peeked out of their
>> room. They may not be knowing about the wornderful opensource available to
>> us and the bleeding edge technology.
>> So, perhaps, while browsing these sites, you won't be able to perform the
>> transaction. You can try to use the IE4Linux (i guess the name is correct)
>> on Ubuntu for those sites, or can have Windows on VirtualBox for such
>> difficult situation. :)
>> But *User Agent Switcher *addon for Firefox should help in such case.
> Latest version simulates IE 6,7,8.

Not necessarily. User Agent Switcher only sends IE (or the agent you
configure) with the page request. There can be javascript code, activex
controls  etc which only works with IE, and not with FF or other browsers.


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