User Agent Switcher keeps Ubuntu usable at College

Posted by odat on Sep 28, 2009 2:15 AM EDT
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To me this inconsistency is a true sign that computer discrimination and software profiling not only exists but should be a very big concern for all of us. There is no other reason that the Pearson system works with a Linux operating system sporting Firefox except for their Microsoft based computer course which they claim doesn't work with anything but Microsoft which is actually untrue.

The real twist to this story is that MyITLab is a part of the Pearson Education, Inc. which many different college courses use as their online lab of some kind. The Pearson Education systems is also used by my Algebra class under the name CourseCompass which logs me into the exact same system but unlike MyITLab it doesn't care or complain of the operating system or browser.

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