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Dan Parsons
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Joined: May 30, 2007
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I have done browser sniffer using servlet in the past.
Now I want to detect OS using Servlet but I keep getting OS of the Web Server that is hosting my Tomcat container:

Anyway I can detect the client OS using server side Java instead of client side JavaScript?
Maneesh Godbole
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Joined: Jul 26, 2007
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How about
On my machine I get
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_4; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.3 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/6.0.472.63 Safari/534.3

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