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Amazon Home Pages - Qualified Perceptions
firstfrost
firstfrost
Amazon Home Pages
The Investigators with Not Enough To Do announce their findings: the UI of the front page of Amazon that you see depends on the browser and operating system that you use! Only the select few browser-enabled get to see their Gold Box!

The crack white-magic team reports:

New style
  • IE
  • Safari OS X 10.4
  • Firefox 1.0.2 on Athena/Sun
  • With Opera 7.54 on Linux, regardless of whether Opera is identifying as MSIE6.0, Mozilla, or Opera.
Old
  • Netscape
  • Safari OS X 10.3
  • Konqueror
  • Firefox 1.0.2 for Win2K
I did say we had not enough to do, right?

Edit: crs reports below (and the Investigators have confirmed) that it's actually a cookie issue. Probably if you have cookies dating back to the old UI, you keep seeing the old UI. But if you clear your amazon cookies, or use a new web browser, then you see the new UI.

Current Mood: curious curious
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crs From: crs Date: May 6th, 2005 07:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I just had the old format showing in IE, then cleared cookies, and got the new one page.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: May 6th, 2005 07:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Okay, that's better research. :)
twe From: twe Date: May 6th, 2005 01:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I get the new style on Firefox 1.0 on win2000.
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