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How to mislead when you use a Windows-machine

One of my collegues asked me to download a video from He tried to download a file, but it is not in a AVI-file it is a VideoGoogleFile

I remember me that when you download it using Firefox and Linux it will offer you a AVI-file…
So here comes the trick… change your webbrowser ‘User Agent’ string into a Linux one, ie:

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060909 Firefox/

The easiest way to do is:

For more information regarding User Agent strings take a look at Wikipedia.

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