Facebook is anti-Linux! Help change them!

Peter N. Spotts pspotts at alum.mit.edu
Sat Sep 12 11:47:18 UTC 2009

On Sat, 12 Sep 2009 07:50:48 +0200
Knapp <magick.crow at gmail.com> wrote:

> http://blog.kenweiner.com/2008/01/facebook-has-no-love-for-linux.html
> Please help make Facebook Linux Friendly!
> Facebook is one of the biggest sites on the net. It is were many kids
> hang out and if they can force them into MS then we are loosing a
> large group of future users (or current). My brother has 2 computer
> systems. The reason is so that he can run Linux on one and run MS on
> the other so that he can use Facebook. Please help put a stop to this!

Like others, I regularly use Facebook with Linux, have for several
years, and I have no problem doing so. I'm running the latest version
of Firefox on Ubuntu 9.04. Likewise, I've had no problem running
Facebook in Opera for Linux. It is interesting that the individual
complaining was using Firefox 2 at the time. Not sure which 2.x

I get similar messages from Yahoo's revamped email site: You're
operating system is not supported. Yet the site works flawlessly when I
use it. I wouldn't get too wired about this unless you've tried to use
Facebook with Linux and it's failed to provide all of the functions you
want. Then hit up this list with specific questions.

With best regards,


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