2006 Canada Census

I'm sure you're very busy filling out your 2006 Canada Census forms, but if you use Linux, that's a problem. Fortunately, the solution is pretty easy: download and install the User Agent Switcher extension in Firefox and create an entry that looks like this:

Description: Spoofed Firefox for 2006 Census

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060510 Ubuntu/dapper Firefox/

App Name: Netscape

App Version: 5.0 (Windows; en-US; actually its Ubuntu Linux but I have to spoof this to get it working right)

The important part is that the App Version at least says 5.0 (Windows; en-US) Be sure to make a comment in the online form about how they need to start supporting Linux! :)

Update: You know, it looks like you can bypass the validation check completely (just be sure you have Java working first :) 


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