[ubuntu-in] Firefox in ubuntu: online transactions

Jkhatri khatri.jatin at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 17:27:53 GMT 2009

On 10/28/2009 10:21 PM, Abhinav Modi wrote:
> 2009/10/28 Mallikarjun <mallik.v.arjun at gmail.com 
> <mailto:mallik.v.arjun at gmail.com>>
>     On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 12:11 AM, Ravi Kumar <ra21vi at gmail.com
>     <mailto:ra21vi at gmail.com>> wrote:
>         On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 9:53 PM, Kartik S <drskartik at gmail.com
>         <mailto: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.
> Regards
> Abhinav
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I'm able to open any https (443) sites with my firefox 3.5.3 ... PNB also


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