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Old 03-12-2003, 03:20 PM   #1
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what is the best overall web browser for linux at the moment? I can't stand konqueror.
Old 03-12-2003, 03:28 PM   #2
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The best one would have to be Mozilla and Opera . I love Konqueror, as much multimedia support as Mozilla and split pane, but to each their own. Try Mozilla and Opera and decide for yourself.

Old 03-12-2003, 03:47 PM   #3
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Re: Linux Browsers

I'm not 100% sure about this, but I think Netscape offers a Linux version of its browser. To be honest, I am still using Windows 98, although I am very seriously considering getting Linux as well, waiting for Mandrake Linux 9 to come out before I proceed, since I don't have any Linux experience just yet but am planning to get into learning it, since I believe that Linux and the open-source world will ultimately bring Micro$oft to its knees, however long it takes.

Anyhoo, if you've ever used Micro$oft Internet Explorer, you'll notice that Netscape versions 6 and 7 are now capable of doing just about anything that Internet Explorer has been able to do for quite some time when it comes to DHTML effects. About the only thing that Netscape doesn't display that Internet Explorer does is the colored scrollbars that you'll find in some sites, but I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see Netscape make this feature available in version 8 or 9 or something.

For the record, I've been using Netscape 7 for the past few weeks due to a VERY annoying bug that recently reared its ugly head in Internet Explorer that I cannot seem to correct (hey, what else do you expect from Micro$oft?), and I've found that Netscape 7 is also a VERY stable browser and so far it has never once crashed. I wondered for quite a while if there was a browser that I would like nearly as well as Micro$oft Internet Explorer if I were to switch to Linux, and now that I've been using Netscape 7 for a few weeks, I can say for a fact that that answer is a definite YES, and I can recommend Netscape very highly.

Like I said, as far as I know, I think there is a Linux version of Netscape available (somebody please correct me if I'm wrong, though), but I know for a fact that there isn't a Linux version of M$IE, because ol' Billy-Bob Gates stubbornly refuses to go there, and I believe that he will ultimately regret the decision to not create a Linux version of M$IE.
Old 03-12-2003, 04:03 PM   #4
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Mozilla is good. The 1.3 beta I think has a popup blocker that actually works. I also like the tabs so you don't have be constantly changing browsers.
Old 03-12-2003, 04:19 PM   #5
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If Mozilla is a little slow for you there are several other browsers that just use the internals of Mozilla. Two of these are Galeon and Phoenix. I think Galeon is further along and quite nice.

If you are looking for a simple browser for reading news sites and the like, Dillo is about the smallest and simplest. It is still in heavy development and does not support several items like encryption. It is fast and light though.

Well, these are the main ones I use. I hope it helps

Old 03-12-2003, 11:17 PM   #6
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My two favorites right now are Phoenix and Dillo, although both are still in development.

Dillo has got to be the fastest rendered browser on the planet. It also has a very simple interface, which is nice. Unfortunately, it doesnt support Java, Flash, encryption, and a bunch of other stuff. Try it anyway, though. It renders pages nicely.

Phoenix is probably my favorite so far and i've tried Netscape, Mozilla, Galeon, and Opera. Netscape is the only one that renders pages even close to correctly, and it is slow and chock full of garbage. Phoenix is much like mozilla, only faster with more options to tweek and seems to render pages a little better... but I've yet to find a browser that really blows me away.

Like i said, though... Phoenix and Dillo are still actively developed, so give them a try.
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Thankx i just downloaded the latest mozill, it's great
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now try that you have a copy of mozilla you ought to download galeon and give it a try.


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