I'm happy to say that I use Mint about 95% of the time now. But recently I've encountered several websites that seem to absolutely require another operating, for whatever stupid reason. I get various messages telling me to upgrade to a more recent version of Firefox, IE, and sometimes even Opera or Netscape are suggested. Of course I use Firefox and Opera already and have tried Seamonkey and Konquerer, though these sites are so poorly configured that they won't give me access unless I switch to a winblowz computer and use Firefox or Internt Exploiter. This is a pain.
The question: what can I do to make Firefox or Opera (or whatever else runs on Mint, I don't care) report that my computer is running windows or OS X? This has become a major pain, since a couple of sites I want to use will not take my word for it that my browser will work. Any solution that doesn't involve me using a MS product or hacking my way into the sites and fixing them will suffice.
(Now as I typed that, the idea of running XP in a VM came to mind, which I suppose should work, but I'd still rather not do that if there is another answer.)
Thanks for any help, I know there must be a way to do this.