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From: "Boyd Stephen Smith Jr." <bss03@××××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] browser advice
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 00:52:05
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] browser advice by Jorge Almeida
1 On Wednesday 29 November 2006 15:00, Jorge Almeida
2 <jalmeida@××××××××××××.pt> wrote about '[gentoo-user] browser advice':
3 > I'm about to dump Firefox, because I can't google in English.
4 > I don't know, nor care, whose fault
5 > it is (Google's, firefox's or mine, for not having telepathic gifts), I
6 > just won't let anyone choose for me.
8 Well, if it's not firefox's fault, switching to a new browser may not help.
10 > So, the point is: what browser now?
12 I use Konqueror near exclusively; Bon Echo (non-Mozilla-branded Firefox
13 2.x) is reserved for site whose javascript is not supported in Konqueror.
14 It (Konqueror) even has the ability to use 32-bit plugins in a 64-bit
15 browser. If you use other kde application you'll enjoy the
16 loosely-coupled but tight integration, like adding RSS feeds to aKregator
17 from Konqueror.
19 I was an avid Opera user before I switched to Linux. It's an integrated
20 browser along the lines of Mozilla or Seamonkey, containing (at least) a
21 mail and new client in addition to the browser. IME, it was able to
22 handle anything sort of ActiveX (that is, everything Firefox can), but
23 occasionally you'd have to change your browser identification string to
24 something more IE-like or FF-like to convince the webserver to give you
25 the correct page. (Google for: opera oprah microsoft) I was a fan of
26 their support newsgroup, it taught me a lot of little tips and tricks (ala
27 Firefox's about:config stuff) that ended up making my browser experience
28 uniquely mine.
30 --
31 "If there's one thing we've established over the years,
32 it's that the vast majority of our users don't have the slightest
33 clue what's best for them in terms of package stability."
34 -- Gentoo Developer Ciaran McCreesh


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