firefox emulating IE

Guy Thouret lists at
Thu Apr 2 15:20:46 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-04-02 at 09:24 -0400, Mark Haney wrote:
> Gary Kirkpatrick wrote:
> > When I try to stream movies using netflix the website says you can only use
> > IE.  Is there a way to fool the website into thinking FF is IE?  Or is there
> > another Ubuntu compatible browser than can?
> > 
> > thanks
> > 
> > Gary
> > 
> > 
> There is IE4Linux, the beta has support for IE7. I don't know how good
> it is, since I always use IE from within a VM.

I've found IE4Linux to be pretty unstable and very slow.

As for Netflix saying it requires IE for streaming video, this is
probably more to do with DRM issues and a proprietary video codec the
site uses and that isn't going to work on a platform other than IE +


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