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Old 02-11-2003, 03:05 PM   #1
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Question Easy One: Setting Pheonix As Default


Hi, folks.

This is a really easy one, but I want to do it right the first time. I want to remove mozilla (plus mail and that crap) and replace it with pheonix as the default browser. I can install pheonix alone, but I want to make sure there isn't something special to make it default and I'm not real sure how to remove mozilla. This is all Red Hat 8 in BlueCurve, fyi.

Thanks. Sorry for the really basic question...

--Erich

 
Old 02-11-2003, 03:24 PM   #2
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You do realise that Phoenix basically is Mozilla right?

Well, I think you can just uninstall Mozilla via the package manager. There is a control panel applet for the default web browser, see "Preferred Applications" I think it's called
 
Old 02-11-2003, 03:47 PM   #3
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Mozilla VS. Phoenix

1.3 What's the difference between Phoenix and Mozilla?

Mozilla is a complete suite of web related applications, such as a browser, a mail/news client, a chat client and much more. Phoenix is just a browser, which makes it a better choice if you already have a mail client for example. Also, since Phoenix is smaller than the whole Mozilla suite, it's also faster and easier to use.

Note, though, that Phoenix is not just the standalone Mozilla browser. The user interface in Phoenix differs from Mozilla in many ways. For example, Phoenix has customizable toolbars.

http://texturizer.net/phoenix/faq.html#1.3


Phoenix is just Mozilla with a couple UI tweaks.

The 31,000+ lines of code already added or changed from Mozilla beg to differ. People who claim this are generally unknowledgeable about Phoenix.

http://www.mozilla.org/projects/phoe...ase-notes.html
 
Old 02-11-2003, 07:59 PM   #4
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You do realise that Phoenix basically is Mozilla right?

Well, I think you can just uninstall Mozilla via the package manager. There is a control panel applet for the default web browser, see "Preferred Applications" I think it's called
In addition to the above points, I find Phoenix to be a lot faster--at least in Windows. Plus, I like the interface betters. Mozilla seems a bit slow and bloated to me, and a lot of people agree with me.

But is it that simple? I'm at the stage where I'm afraid to mess anything up. I just got my sound card working.

--Erich
 
  


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