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Old 11-10-2003, 04:26 PM   #1
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Web browsers - which one do you recommend ?


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's so damn bloated...yeck

Anyway, I guess I'll turn this into a browser and what manager you recommend thread

Please list your favorites


- JOe
Old 11-10-2003, 04:30 PM   #2
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I don't use X, so my web browser of choice is links. If you're looking for a GUI based web browser, don't rule links out; you can achieve this by typing at a shell "links -driver fb." Hope this helps.
Old 11-10-2003, 04:31 PM   #3
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try epiphany for the web and gentoo for file management
Old 11-10-2003, 04:49 PM   #4
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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.

Old 11-10-2003, 04:57 PM   #5
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Ummm...according to linux magazine(and myself) Mozilla FIrebird is currently the best browser available.
Old 11-10-2003, 05:37 PM   #6
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as Crashed_Again said, Mozila Firebird is the best ATM and it will replace Mozilla soon
Old 11-10-2003, 06:03 PM   #7
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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 ?
Old 11-10-2003, 06:16 PM   #8
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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

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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.
Old 11-10-2003, 06:27 PM   #10
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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.
Old 11-10-2003, 06:39 PM   #11
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if (browser=choice)
#1 choice=Opera;
#2 choice=Mozilla;
#3=last resort=Netscape (cause it's sooo0000 slow)
Old 11-10-2003, 07:53 PM   #12
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I have to say Opera is very good for a web browser.

I don't realy use File managers much,
I like managing files through the comand line. :P
Old 11-10-2003, 08:04 PM   #13
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I've tried most of the above and prefer Galeon. It does crash occasionally, but is never difficult to get going again. Just click, "start anyway?"

Galeon is much faster than Netscape or Mozilla, and in my estimation, nearly as fast as Opera and Firebird.
Old 11-11-2003, 01:17 AM   #14
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I used konquerer(just cause it was there) and mozilla for a few days after install....yeah, I _really_ prefer opera.
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I like Konqueror because of the KDE integration. I know it's not the very best out there, but that's probably to come. And it works fine for me.


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