On Mon, 2005-05-09 at 13:22 +1200, Justin Hyde wrote:
After installing Ubuntu on the weekend at the install fest, I tried
accessing my internet banking service with HSBC.
I got an error message saying that I should use IE or Netscape. I
contacted the bank this morning and received the reply below.
Could someone using Ubuntu and Firefox check whether they can access
to see if its just my computer or a general
Assuming you meant https://www.ebank.hsbc.co.nz/
then yes, I too get an
Could someone recommend a way of getting around the
people at the bank and through to the IT guys?
The only way I can think of is to ask the customer services people. I
find email often works better than phone for these sort of problems.
As an aside, I could access this banking service using
Firefox on my
Now this is strange. What version or Firefox were you using under WinXP?
They are most probably doing their browser detection using the UserAgent
string that your browser supplies which I would have thought would have
been fairly similar between Linux and Windows. Perhaps not...
You could try going to http://www.showmyip.com/
in both Windows and
Linux, and recording the Browser (UserAgent) string it reports, I'd be
interested in seeing how they differ.
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