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Old 01-22-2019, 09:01 PM   #1
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firefox quantum and bodhi


not sure this is what is found in synaptic or if it is an older version. does quantum work in bodhi 5? also how do you install it? download file from their website to where? and then how to install said file?
thanks.

also how to remove if do not like it. seems google is messing with chromium.... too bad.
 
Old 01-22-2019, 11:07 PM   #2
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i am a long-time user of firefox and have used it almost exclusively with bodhi 5 since installing both last september. i feel like it is a solid browser and works very well with bodhi. i believe i installed mine through the bodhi app center (menu/applications/system tools). for me that launches the midori browser that comes with bodhi and directs to a listing of app categories. firefox is listed with the web browsers so after you click into the web browser category, you also have to click into the firefox page and there you will find an install button

edit: forgot to address the getting rid of part. firefox can be removed with synaptic or the terminal with
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sudo apt remove firefox
or
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sudo apt purge firefox
if you are ready to delete it for good.

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Old 01-23-2019, 06:43 AM   #3
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thanks. may check it out later today. are yiu running the new quantum or an older version?
 
Old 01-23-2019, 06:47 AM   #4
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https://tech.slashdot.org/story/19/0...us-ad-blockers
 
Old 01-23-2019, 07:59 AM   #5
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mine says it is version 64.0 and that would seem to be the latest version in ubuntu repos since i ran an update to see if there was an upgradable package watiting. wikipedia says the very latest is 64.0.2 so i think mine is fairly up to date.
 
Old 01-23-2019, 08:25 AM   #6
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thanks cordx.
 
Old 01-23-2019, 08:50 AM   #7
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i was wondering what had prompted you to ask about brave and firefox. i'm not trying to push or even really advocate one way or another, but wanted to point out that brave is based on chromium as well. while i am not a particularly big fan of google, i understand from a business perspective why they would aim things in this direction. especially in light of microsoft transitioning edge over to a chromium base.

i understand wanting to stick with something that feels familiar and works for you. part of the reason i use firefox is just that i have done so for more than a decade and don't feel a need to change i did get the sense from the article you linked and the one it linked to that the changes mentioned were only proposals at this point. that isn't to say that google won't continue to make sure they have plenty of control over their online properties. online giants only want to get gianter.

you had mentioned in the discussion about brave that you felt like firefox was too cluttered so i wanted to share a couple screenshots. the first is my normal new tab with the three sections (top sites, recommended by pocket and highlights) open:

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admittedly there is a lot going on. most of that i rarely interact with. i just type my search in the address bar or search box and move on. the one i use fairly frequently is the netflix shortcut. sometimes reddit. however, all of those can be minimized (as in this second screenshot) or even removed.

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i leave the second section because from time to time they actually will suggest an article that looks interesting. in addition, i believe that is part of their ad-based revenue stream and i like to try and click through every now and again in case it does help fund the project. again, not trying to push. just showing that it can be less noisy with a few clicks

i did learn something new thanks to your question. i had thought chromium was a project that pre-dated google and they just built chrome on top of it much the way android was based on a (modified) linux kernel. i didn't realize it was created and still maintained by google.

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Old 01-23-2019, 09:24 AM   #8
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firefx has too many settings etc. people like it i don;t a pain to set it all up. chromium is bad enough. i hate the apple drm stuff and i hate google just as much. i hate all of their dynamics i could write an hr or more on this stuff. that is also what bothers me about android on a cell phone - i still have dumb phone. as an old fart i hate being hassled and montitred etc. too much bs.
 
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quite agreed about bs and tracking and monitoring. i like to think that if i hadn't conditioned my brain to want to be entertained so often by the thing, i could see myself downgrading to something other than a "smart"phone maybe some day
 
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firefx has too many settings etc. people like it i don;t a pain to set it all up. chromium is bad enough. i hate the apple drm stuff and i hate google just as much. i hate all of their dynamics i could write an hr or more on this stuff. that is also what bothers me about android on a cell phone - i still have dumb phone. as an old fart i hate being hassled and montitred etc. too much bs.
just saw in the post about epiphany that you installed firefox. i've been using it for quite some time. if you run into any questions or issues, i'd be more than happy to help if i can
 
Old 02-17-2019, 11:32 PM   #11
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thanks so much still do not believe i havs the newest, but that is fine. getting usd to it. somethings are ok and nice and some are different than what i am used to. it also sems a lot less cluttered and settings are abit less taxing too. so far i am doing fine. been 1 day now.
 
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still do not believe i havs the newest, but that is fine.
mine just updated to 65 (the stable release. not the nightly testing branch) last week.
 
Old 02-18-2019, 12:08 AM   #13
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out of curiosity i went to the downloads page and the package it offered was 65.0.1. then i checked to see if that update was available and it isn't yet. so the latest for us should be 65.
 
Old 02-18-2019, 06:28 AM   #14
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i was talking of quantum if my memroy is correct.
 
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i too have 65
 
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