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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2004. This is your chance to be heard! Voting closes on February 3rd.


View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Firefox 1,581 77.12%
Mozilla 136 6.63%
Opera 93 4.54%
Konqueror 171 8.34%
lynx 3 0.15%
links/elinks 8 0.39%
Netscape 5 0.24%
Epiphany 23 1.12%
Dillo 3 0.15%
Galeon 27 1.32%
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Old 01-13-2005, 12:16 PM   #151
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IE on linux a very bad joke

I don't think there has ever been a released version of IE for linux. Years ago MS had an IE for Solaris. It was the worst web browser I have ever used. I think they had it for HP-UX and AIX also but maybe not. MS was trying to say they they had cross platform support. Not close. They were still firming up their monopoly at that time.
Old 01-13-2005, 05:11 PM   #152
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And so at last the beast fell and the unbelievers rejoiced. But all was not lost, for from the ash rose a great bird. The bird gazed down upon the unbelievers and cast fire and thunder upon them. For the beast had been reborn with its strength renewed, and the followers of Mammon cowered in horror.

from The Book of Mozilla, 7:15

Firefox Rocks...

Get Firefox

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Old 01-13-2005, 10:37 PM   #153
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firefox rocks........
Old 01-13-2005, 11:53 PM   #154
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Firefox for sure.
Old 01-14-2005, 12:35 AM   #155
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Question Considering linux

I'm considering buying a laptop that already has linux installed. I'd like to know if any of my old windows software will run under linux, and if so, how well?
Old 01-14-2005, 03:31 AM   #156
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I think firefox has probably made it easier for a lot of Newbies coming across from Windows. I can see how it would be nice for them to have something intuitive, easy to use, fast, feature packed and hands down better than IE for Windows.
Old 01-14-2005, 03:35 AM   #157
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Re: Considering linux

Originally posted by motorhead
I'm considering buying a laptop that already has linux installed. I'd like to know if any of my old windows software will run under linux, and if so, how well?
Do a search of this forum, many have asked this question before. As a rule you should always search out an answer before asking the question. Chances are others have had the same questions answered before you.

Anyway, this is a yes and no answer. You can "emulate" the Windows environment and run some programs built for Windows. Programs like Wine will allow you to do this. The also have a growing list of programs that people have successfully and some not so successfully ran under Linux using Wine. Check that out, read the documentation, have a go and if at first you dont succeed, search and then ask the questions.

Oh and you really should post these sorts of questions in their own thread if you want people to notice them. I only saw it because I posted a response to the Browser of the Year topic.
Old 01-14-2005, 09:58 AM   #158
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Old 01-14-2005, 01:34 PM   #159
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Konqueror. It just keeps getting better. It's still not as good as Gecko for rendering non-standard pages, but it will get there soon, plus it's at least twice as fast as Firefox on KDE. It also has a very rich feature set and is very configurable.
Old 01-14-2005, 08:27 PM   #160
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Old 01-14-2005, 10:43 PM   #161
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Firefox i guess

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Old 01-15-2005, 11:03 AM   #162
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Konqueror. KHTML is faster and smaller (I think a 10th the size) of Gecko. Try it, you'll be mildly suprised..
Old 01-15-2005, 07:42 PM   #163
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Firefox. The perfect browser, minus the little Pokemon-esque Fox guy. It should be Firepenguin.
Old 01-16-2005, 11:02 AM   #164
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Thanks for putting Opera in.
Most of these sort of polls leave it out.
Been using it for about five years.
Opera (AFAIK) have always had a Linux version.
Anybody else remember what the other browsers were like back then?
Old 01-16-2005, 12:07 PM   #165
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That was a tough one. Because I use KDE, the nativity and speed of konqueror is quite an advantage (once you customize the toolbar )

However, the extensions of firefox (adblock!), and its win32 port, really make it shine. It *does* feel slow on my Linux box, though.

Can't we vote twice?? hehe


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