#29441 closed defect (duplicate)

Certain websites detect OS as linux despite Windows NT UA

Reported by: HenkAnon Owned by: tbb-team
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Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
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In Tor Browser on Linux, some websites detect that I am on linux, even though the UA string claims that I am coming from Windows.

To replicate:

tor browser on linux
select download chrome
linux download is immediately selected

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by Thorin

This is by design: see #26146 - the HTTP Header will return one of two OSes (Windows, Android), but the JS/navigator objects will report one of four OSes (Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android) due to breakage

Hopefully JS/navigator objects can be reduced to two OSes when https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1519122 lands as part of Tor Uplift

comment:2 Changed 21 months ago by boklm

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed
Version: Tor: unspecified

Closing as duplicate of #28290.

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