LinuxQuestions.org
Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-07-2006, 01:23 PM   #1
rhomp2002
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: jamaica, ny
Distribution: ubuntu, sabayon, slackware, bluewhite64, wolvix
Posts: 45

Rep: Reputation: 15
Talking how many using Firefox/Thunderbird on Linux


I currently use Firefox and Thunderbird on Windows. What experiences have the people had using Firefox and Thunderbird on Linux and what problems have you had? Also, what limitations have you found using them on Linux?

Thanks. I am thinking of switching to Linux and want to make sure I won't lose the FF and TB I already use when I do.
 
Old 04-07-2006, 01:29 PM   #2
b0uncer
Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: CentOS, OS X
Posts: 5,131

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I've used and use (though Epiphany has some advantages over Firefox, and Evolution over Thunderbird, but also vice versa..I think FF and TB are still a bit better. for now.), and I've got nothing to complain..maybe that FF seems to have some problems with certain java things (or is it bad coding? works on some systems, but not on mine..some fujitsu web page crashed firefox when trying to load some page with java in it..but as I said, it works on _some_ systems). thunderbird is great. and both of them work better in linux than in windows - in firefox I don't seem to be able to switch the tabs as easily as in linux with keyboard etc..some small thingies, might be my ignorance, but I've used to some things and that's it.

All in all, you've got nothing to be afraid of. FF and TB work well in linux, at least as well as in windows, and if you like them on windows, you'll love them in linux. Limitations..hmm..well firefox doesn't seem to get the plugins correctly as it should, automatically. They often need to be installed somewhat manually..but that's a really small problem.
 
Old 04-07-2006, 01:30 PM   #3
pljvaldez
Guru
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Somewhere on the String
Distribution: Debian Squeeze (x86)
Posts: 6,092

Rep: Reputation: 269Reputation: 269Reputation: 269
I use both. In fact, I share an inbox over Samba with my wife's XP machine that runs TB too. My only problem is that I use Debian Sarge, which is really stable. So I'm using like TB 1.0.2 or something like that and FF 1.0.4. But if you use a newer distro or debian testing/unstable, you'll have newer packages.
 
Old 04-07-2006, 01:46 PM   #4
haertig
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Distribution: Debian, Ubuntu, LinuxMint, Slackware, SysrescueCD
Posts: 2,032

Rep: Reputation: 309Reputation: 309Reputation: 309Reputation: 309
Quote:
Originally Posted by rhomp2002
What experiences have the people had using Firefox and Thunderbird on Linux...
Only good experiences
Quote:
...and what problems have you had?
None
Quote:
Also, what limitations have you found using them on Linux?
None

You might run into some issues installing things like Flash, Shockwave, etc. I don't know about this. I don't use these things so I'm just speculating. My speculation would be that you may have to do a bit more manual installation and configuration, as opposed to Window's "Click here to install this plugin".
 
Old 04-07-2006, 02:28 PM   #5
Mojojo
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Philadelphia/PA
Distribution: Mint/Debian
Posts: 447

Rep: Reputation: 32
I mainly use Konqueror every now and then I will get a website like my online banking that doesn't like it. Then I use Firefox. I use to use thunderbird but always liked the look of kmail so that is my first choice for an email client.I like how mozilla ported both firefox and thunderbird to windows however. It has brought alot more attention to the world of gnu/linux. Now everyone is supporting linux more.Yahoo and AOL made instant messengers for linux Real ported there player to linux now they just gotta port rhapsody to linux.They say they never will because linux won't allow the riaa to spy on you like in windows.But then again they'll learn that by not supporting other OS's your just asking people to steal it.As far as problems/limitations with either firefox/thunderbird none here.
 
Old 04-07-2006, 02:33 PM   #6
mrclisdue
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: Slackware -current, 14.1
Posts: 1,049

Rep: Reputation: 170Reputation: 170
no known differences with thunderbird

extremely minor differences with ff:

1. as mentioned above, some plugins require more than just a mouse-click or two to install (and, really, isn't this a 'good' thing?)

2. sometimes, with certain boards, the 'if your browser doesn't automatically forward you, click here' line has to be clicked, because the browser doesn't automagically.....


as I said, extremely minor....


cheers,

Last edited by mrclisdue; 04-07-2006 at 07:04 PM.
 
Old 04-07-2006, 04:53 PM   #7
intranet_man
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: RHEL 3/4, Fedora 3, dynebolic, Knoppix
Posts: 22

Rep: Reputation: 15
i use firefox on RH EL, FC 4, and Gentoo. No major issues, although there some load time issues with Firefox on FC 4, but I suppose I could reinstall it and get rid of the 20 or so extensions I don't use anymore. Needless to say, disabling or uninstalling extensions you don't use is key to load (start up) times.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Firefox and Thunderbird desertViking Linux - Newbie 10 01-02-2006 06:07 AM
Thunderbird and Firefox raysr Mandriva 12 10-05-2005 02:33 PM
Firefox/Thunderbird Printing Issues on Linux Platforms Sonomatek Linux - Software 17 05-30-2005 08:25 PM
Firefox and Thunderbird with the same config on Linux and Windows paingrille Linux - Software 6 05-19-2005 01:42 AM
Thunderbird and Firefox, Thunderbird doesnt launch firefox? sovietpower Slackware 1 11-01-2004 01:51 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:13 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration