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Old 07-26-2005, 06:57 PM   #1
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blocking ads


I'm trying very hard to convince myself that Linux is better than Windows XP. And in some respects, of course, it clearly is. But I can easily configure Firefox to block annoying ads in XP, and there does not seem to be the same sort of capability under Linux. It is kind of ironic, actually. I would expect Linux to be BETTER at blocking such trash, but that does not seem to be the case. Am I missing something??? (Would not be the first time).
 
Old 07-26-2005, 07:08 PM   #2
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But I can easily configure Firefox to block annoying ads in XP, and there does not seem to be the same sort of capability under Linux.
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Old 07-26-2005, 07:21 PM   #3
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It is not the pop-up windows that are a problem. It is the regular ads, that are taken care of by adblock in XP.
 
Old 07-26-2005, 07:40 PM   #4
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https://addons.mozilla.org/extension...cation=firefox
 
Old 07-26-2005, 07:48 PM   #5
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Adblock works just fine for me. Try using the NoScript extension, it blocks all of the side ads on Geocities as well as annoying things like the sliding menu bars on About.com.

Alot of ads are Flash based. The Flaskblock extension is great.

You can also use a HOSTS file just like windows. Or a proxy like Privoxy or Guidescope.

Squid can be used to block ads also.

You can also download a block list for your hostperm.1 file that will block cookies and images from alot of bad sites.
A list of ad servers and how to use them to easily block 90% of ads on the web.
http://pgl.yoyo.org/adservers/server...mat=hostperm.1
 
Old 07-26-2005, 11:10 PM   #6
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Why all the intent on blocking ads? (Just curious) Unless you're paying for access to a site, you should have no expectations of an ad-free browsing experience. Take LQ.org for example... where do you think revenues come from? I support inline ads. However, if you really want to do it, there are plenty of extensions out there... and greasemonkey scripts.
 
Old 07-26-2005, 11:28 PM   #7
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Theoretically, I support ads, but banner ads or ugly and disruptive. I like how Google ads are text-only and off to the side.
I don't understand the original post-er's problem. I use the Adblock on XP Firefox, Mac OS X Firefox, and Linux Firefox. The Adblock extension is OS-independent.
 
  


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