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Old 12-18-2011, 12:56 AM   #1
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Unable to find Mozilla package in Add/remove software


Hello,

I am very new to Linux. I have Red Hat installed on my Virtual machine but there is no Mozilla browser installed. I tried searching for it in add/remove software but couldn't get it. Where can I find it ?

Please assist.

Thank you,
Maahi
 
Old 12-18-2011, 01:36 AM   #2
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That's because there isn't a browser called Mozilla anymore (since 2004). The browser from the Mozilla foundation is now called Firefox. The suite of applications that used to include the Mozilla browser is now called SeaMonkey. Both should be available from major distributions.
 
Old 12-18-2011, 03:54 AM   #3
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RedHat should have Konqueror installed as it is usually the default Web Browser installed on most Linux builds.

You should be able to do
Code:
yum install firefox
If that does not work you may need to add the mozilla repo or even download Firefox from the Mozilla website.
 
Old 12-18-2011, 08:37 AM   #4
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RedHat should have Konqueror installed as it is usually the default Web Browser installed on most Linux builds.
Actually, I think Firefox is the default web browser on most Linux builds, including many that are KDE-based.
 
Old 12-18-2011, 11:05 AM   #5
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Since it doesn't come with Firefox, I'm assuming (correct me if I'm wrong), you're using KDE. While Firefox is the best browser in Gnome, but if your after speed, in KDE, to avoid using GTK libraries, you might want to consider using a QT based browser such as ReqonK or Opera.

Code:
yum install rekonq
Code:
yum install opera
I personally use Opera, as it is available for Windows and Mac as well, and also has a built in e-mail client that rivals vanilla Thunderbird, but if your after strong integration with the rest of the programs on your computer, like opening a pdf in the browser, then go with ReqonK.
 
Old 12-18-2011, 11:12 AM   #6
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While Firefox is the best browser in Gnome, but if your after speed, in KDE, to avoid using GTK libraries, you might want to consider using a QT based browser such as ReqonK or Opera.
Just to clarify, since you are new to Linux, GTK is the toolkit that the Gnome and XFCE desktop environments use to decorate the windows, and for toolbars and other GUI functions. KDE uses the QT (pronounced "cute") toolkit. If you want your machine to perform at its best, avoid applications that use the toolkit your desktop environment doesn't use like the plague, as these libraries are rather resource intense, but if you have the latest greatest hardware then this may not be a concern for you. If the later is the case then the previously mentioned command will work for Firefox.
Code:
yum install firefox
 
Old 12-18-2011, 02:12 PM   #7
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consider using a QT based browser such as ReqonK or Opera.
Opera is NOT Qt based at all, nor is it Gtk based for that matter. It will run just fine on a system without any Qt or Gtk libs unlike any of its major rivals. It has very minimal dependencies.

Yes it was once Qt based but that was a long time ago.

P.S. Although neither Qt nor Gtk based, Opera can and will use these libs to help simulate native styling in the currently running desktop environment if (and only if) it finds them to be available, which is another trick none of its rivals can do.
 
Old 12-18-2011, 02:18 PM   #8
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In addition to the excellent advice above, you can always get the latest Firefox for any distro here: http://www.mozilla.org/firefox
 
Old 12-18-2011, 02:20 PM   #9
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Or the latest Opera here: http://www.opera.com/browser/
 
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Actually, I think Firefox is the default web browser on most Linux builds, including many that are KDE-based.
This may be true today, as Firefox has become the most widely used browser. However I would like to point out this one fact about Konqueror although it is a full-featured Web browser, supporting Java applets, JavaScript, CSS1 and (partially) CSS2, as well as Netscape plugins. It is also the file manager for the K Desktop Environment. It supports basic file management on local Unix filesystems, as well as remote and local network file browsing.

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Old 12-18-2011, 02:52 PM   #11
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It is also the file manager for the K Desktop Environment.
Actually the default file manager is now Dolphin, though you can still use Konqueror as a file manager if you prefer.
 
Old 12-18-2011, 02:55 PM   #12
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Actually the default file manager is now Dolphin, though you can still use Konqueror as a file manager if you prefer.
thanks for the reminder, I had forgotten about Dolphin having been made the default File Manager
 
Old 12-20-2011, 12:48 AM   #13
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Hi All,

Thank you for giving me the solution. I will try this step.

Regards,
Maahi
 
  


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