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Javascript OS Detection error

pwill40
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I need to re-direct users to different pages depending on what version of windows they are using.  I  have been using the following command to try and see what version is there

<script language="JavaScript">
  var detect = navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase();
  document.write(detect);
</script>

... this returns....

mozilla/4.0 (compatible; msie 6.0; windows nt 5.1; .net clr 1.0.3705)

.. however I am running Windows XP Professional! does anyone know why it would find windows NT 5.1?  is there a different command I should be using?

Obviously I have very little knowledge of Javascript, and any assistance would be helpful.

Thanks,
Paul
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Thanks for the answers,
that cleared things up,

Cheers,
Paul
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