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I use galeon for web browsing because it looks cleaner (and has nicer tab key commands)(but it seems to be running real slow at the moment), but I use konqueror for everything else. Firefox is THE best browser available for windows, but after 0.8 it's looked rubbish, and there are still things missing imho. I tried installing on linux, but what happened to './configure, make, make install'? You have to run a rather poor installer, even if you get the source, and I couldn't find it once it had been installed!!!!!!
Originally posted by systemparadox I use galeon for web browsing because it looks cleaner (and has nicer tab key commands)(but it seems to be running real slow at the moment), but I use konqueror for everything else. Firefox is THE best browser available for windows, but after 0.8 it's looked rubbish, and there are still things missing imho. I tried installing on linux, but what happened to './configure, make, make install'? You have to run a rather poor installer, even if you get the source, and I couldn't find it once it had been installed!!!!!!
forget opera, konqueror-embedded on my zaurus
I'm not sure what you are talking about as in 'not being able to find it'
If you use the graphical installer you will probably have to execute the command 'firebox-bin' unless you create an icon or another type of shortcut
On fedora core III, for example, it comes pre-installed. If you are using a somewhat older version of the redhat line or using another distro there are many ways of mantaining and accessing the firefox install. I beleive it installs to /usr/lib/firefox-1.0/
I can't vote on this one. I love the "feel" of Konqueror, and the fact that you can set it up to your own requirements. Firefox is more efficient, and occasionally more accurate (or forgiving!) but I still find Windows popping up when I've tried to set it to open links in Tabs.
I read somewhere that Konqueror will soon be able to use KHTML or Gecko. If that happens, then it will be a case of Konqueror's configurability and integration into KDE, but with Firefox's efficiency and rendering. That will take some beating!
Distribution: Red Hat, Fedora, KNOPPIX, DSL, Slackware
Firefox just kick's arse. I use it on Windows, Linux & MacOSX so I don't have to relearn were all the settings are and I can use 99% of the extensions & themes on all 3 OS's. With an awesome built in pop-up blocker, no evil ActiveX (no spyware installing from just visiting websites) and RSS support, how could I go wrong? I love the FlashGot extension and the Copy Plain Text & Local Install extensions come in handy! I also use Lynx sometimes (used it a lot back in 1995 in the college computer lab when websites were less advanced). And use Mozilla on Mac OS9 (would someone want to port Firefox to Mac OS9? hehehehe)
BTW: I've only got one spyware since I completely dropped IE and only uses Firefox on my Windows machines and the spyware was from some stupid screensaver I installed so it wasn't Firefox fault.
there is something called bandwagon(-ism) and wannabe(-ism), i am using firefox but honestly it does not exactly suck but it kinda sucks. It is so freaking annoying when it does not do a simple thing as ctrl + c and ctrl + v, that is just lame but with reservations though it is a good browser, so is netscape - darn it works for me! IE should be deleted from the planet but still very useful for some website with heavy IE leanings, lynx is great others are just bearable. In all i tie firefox and netscape.