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I've just made a return to the world of Linux after playing around with Redhat years ago and never doing anything since then.
This week I've learned lots, including installing an Apache serBer, installing Perl (somewhat...haha) and other measly stuff.
Needless to say, I want to be able to continue working on Linux and leaving the world of Windows behind as my primary operating system, but it will take some getting used to
I need to know what web browsers you guys recommend because a good browser is very important to me. I think there is no denying that IE is a very good browser on Microsoft platforms and Nutscrape just blows so much ass in Windows
I've found Mozilla to be very nice in Linux though, and also Galeon. They seem to get the job done without any crashing so far. I can say that I hate Konqueror and it's the worst file manager I've had to deal with...it's so damn bloated...yeck
Anyway, I guess I'll turn this into a browser and what manager you recommend thread
Distribution: Red Hat, openBSD,Mandrake,freeBSD,SunOS
Opera is a great browser. I cannot stand to use IE anymore because I cannot stand to surf the web without tabs anymore. Once you go tabs you don't go back . Anyway, after using most of the browsers available I think Opera has a lot to offer. It has tabbed browsing, and some really cool themes that you can choose from and many other great features.
Distribution: Gentoo, Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat/CentOS
Originally posted by RIOMX Dammit, I thought Mozilla Firebird was just a watered down version of Mozilla
I downloaded the entire installation of Mozilla
what's the big difference between them ?
I third the recommendations above: moz-FB is shiznit. It is so much lighter and faster than regular mozilla and it is highly configurable with a boatload of extentions. Don't worry about having mozilla though, try 'em both. Also give epiph, galeon, atlantis, knoq and opera a try YMMV and you can then pick for yourself
This has been posted a zillion times. Mozilla rules; Firebird is a cut-down IE-ified Mozilla that is browser-only, Mozilla 1.6 *is* coming out when there was never even supposed to be a 1.5 after Firebird.
For file manager, I like bash or mc at the console. In X, I like bash, 'mc -x' or gentoo.
If you want a light-weight easy-to-use browser, try Epiphany. It seems to render quite fast, and every page that loads is perfectly formatted 99% of the time with none of the little problems you'd often see between IE and Netscape.