Changing location in a web browser?

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  1. resuS

    resuS Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Could you help me? How to change a location in a web browser? (russian firmware). What I mean: Now, when I open web pages every of this is in TW, but an interface language is russian. This is stupid localization of the products!
     
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    Isn't russian web broswer in russian firmware?
     
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    It is the russian web browser but localization of every web page in TW. I want to see english or russian google.com instead TW:(
     
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    IMO this isn't about localisation. I think the Eee Note browser is one of that "new" breed of browsers that render web pages to a central server before forwarding them to your local device. It looks like the server is in Taiwan, so to the HTTP server you are requesting web pages from you appear to be located in Taiwan. Hence, you get Chinese Google, etc.

    This also has security implications since any information you enter on any web page will be transmitted to the server in Taiwan first. I wonder what they do with the information :D

    To avoid these problems you can use an alternative browser, like Lightweight.
     
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    Oh haha, why they had this idea? I think that's the worst idea they could do. Not only for localization, but security? I'm really really upset by that.
     
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    Several browsers designed for mobile devices use server-side rendering, such as Skyfire (v1) and Opera Mini. It has the following potential benefits:
    • Data can be compressed before transmission to the mobile device, reducing bandwidth requirements.
    • Complex web pages can be rendered on the server without requiring much processing power on the mobile device.
    • In principle, video can be rendered without requiring any plug-in on the mobile device.
    • Large complex web pages can be rendered using a virtual high-resolution screen, allowing the user to zoom & pan on a mobile devices with a low resolution screen.
     
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