Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: "Bo Ørsted Andresen" <bo.andresen@××××.dk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] browser advice
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 22:37:06
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] browser advice by Jorge Almeida
1 On Wednesday 29 November 2006 22:46, Jorge Almeida wrote:
2 > On Wed, 29 Nov 2006, Hans de Hartog wrote:
3 > > Just to stay close to what you're used to: how about good old mozilla?
4 >
5 > That's something that isn't clear to me: Is Mozilla still actively
6 > maintained? If so, what's the rationale for Firefox? I changed to
7 > Firefox because I assumed Mozilla was going to disappear... And why all
8 > the fuss about Firefox?
10 fuss??
12 What's your LINGUAS set to? `emerge -vp mozilla-firefox` if in doubt? Also did
13 you try the " in English" link? It's stored for me. (Perhaps it
14 would help if you provided a link to the result page with useless brazilian
15 links...)
17 Either way. The alternatives for X that I'm aware of are www-client/opera,
18 kde-base/konqueror, www-client/seamonkey and www-client/epiphany. Seamonkey
19 is the actively maintained replacement for Mozilla. Firefox was supposed to
20 be a lightweight Mozilla that only does browsing as opposed to browsing,
21 mailing, irc, calendar... I'd say they failed a bit with the lightweight bit.
22 Hopefully it'll get better...
24 Personally I'm using firefox because I haven't figured out how to get any of
25 the others to behave like I want them to. Konqueror, Epiphany and Opera are
26 all a lot faster than Firefox though. Seamonkey I don't know about since I
27 never really liked it.
29 --
30 Bo Andresen


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Re: [gentoo-user] browser advice Jorge Almeida <jalmeida@××××××××××××.pt>