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View Poll Results: Iceweasel or Firefox?
Iceweasel 66 58.93%
Firefox 46 41.07%
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:18 PM   #16
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I'm using Iceweasel because that is what came with Debian Etch, and I see no real advantage to switching. I'm still able to use the Firefox add-ons, and have yet to have a problem accessing a site that Firefox is also able to view. Anyway, the "weasel's" kinda cute!
 
Old 12-04-2007, 03:16 AM   #17
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I use iceweasel but have heard (not experienced) that iceweasel isn't updated as much as firefox because the developers take longer to issue the updates... not sure whether that's a good thing or not.

I have firefox at work (xp) and the damn thing has updated every day for the last week. drives me nuts. I want it to be secure and all - but geeze.

Don't notice a difference. BTW: when I switched to debian the whole iceweasel thing through me for a loop. Couldn't figure out what the hell this new thing was and why I couldn't get firefox from the repos.
 
Old 12-04-2007, 08:30 AM   #18
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Firefox/Iceweasel at least in Debian Sid tends to be updated within a day or two of the Mozilla Firefox.
 
Old 12-04-2007, 08:42 AM   #19
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I use Firefox because it comes with Fedora. The idea of removing the proprietary components is admirable, maybe Firefox should consider this.
 
Old 12-04-2007, 11:29 AM   #20
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Poll completely irrelevant and even more because probably a lot users that voted are not using Debian.
 
Old 12-08-2007, 11:34 AM   #21
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Awesome.
Etch now has Ice Weasel 2.0.0.10; I just updated my Etch box at home this morning:-) On Monday I have 9 Etch boxes to update at work:-)
 
Old 12-15-2007, 04:02 PM   #22
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voted iceweasel. though in reality it is swiftfox i use. but before swift it was weasel so i think its still an accurate vote.

ofc it is all one thing in the end really

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Old 12-15-2007, 05:54 PM   #23
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Why couldn't they just put Firefox in non-free? Or did they feel that it was important enough that it needed to be in main?
 
Old 12-17-2007, 03:28 PM   #24
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I use iceweasel as it comes with Debian although it's not default either to Gnome or KDE. But I sure would love to use Firefox as it's the parent browser and I have been using it for a long time on Windows.
Why can't Debian fix the thing with Mozilla!
 
Old 12-17-2007, 04:29 PM   #25
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I use iceweasel as it comes with Debian although it's not default either to Gnome or KDE. But I sure would love to use Firefox as it's the parent browser and I have been using it for a long time on Windows.
Why can't Debian fix the thing with Mozilla!
Ice Weasel is Fire Fox. The only thing different between the two browsers is the name and logo/artwork. All of the regular Fire Fox add-ons, plug-ins work just fine in Ice Weasel. The difference in name, artwork between the two browsers in a non-issue for me.
 
Old 12-17-2007, 07:45 PM   #26
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Why couldn't they just put Firefox in non-free? Or did they feel that it was important enough that it needed to be in main?
The main problem was that mozilla would not allow Debian to apply it's security updates to the package without going through mozilla first if Debian was to use ther firefox name.

This slows down (and gives Debian little control) over how quickly - or even if - they can patch a vonurability.
 
Old 12-17-2007, 07:46 PM   #27
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Ice Weasel is Fire Fox. The only thing different between the two browsers is the name and logo/artwork. All of the regular Fire Fox add-ons, plug-ins work just fine in Ice Weasel. The difference in name, artwork between the two browsers in a non-issue for me.
This is not true - I have found many times themes and extension will not work because I am using IW rather than FF. Prime example is me trying to install an extension for exporting message filters on IceDove. I know IceDove is not in question but it falls under the same ridiculous naming scheme as IW.

I think Debian should just pass FF and TB back in...its just confusing for many and annoying for the rest.
 
Old 12-17-2007, 09:21 PM   #28
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This is not true - I have found many times themes and extension will not work because I am using IW rather than FF.
Interesting. I guess I've been lucky with the add-ons and extensions I've chosen for IW. Which mozilla extentions fail?
 
Old 12-17-2007, 09:24 PM   #29
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Interesting. I guess I've been lucky with the add-ons and extensions I've chosen for IW. Which mozilla extensions fail?
I am assuming you question which IW ext. fail. I had a few that said "<ext. name> does not support IW" however I have to look on my work PC as that is where I have them listed.

I just think this whole IW vs FF draws confusion and makes things more political than they have to be...
 
Old 12-17-2007, 09:28 PM   #30
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I am assuming you question which IW ext. fail. I had a few that said "<ext. name> does not support IW" however I have to look on my work PC as that is where I have them listed.

I just think this whole IW vs FF draws confusion and makes things more political than they have to be...
Thanks for the reply:-)
Agreed, I also think the political re-naming thing is a bit odd and muddies the waters a bit. IW and FF.....great software whatever it is called:-)

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