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Looking for Inernet brwoser

Postby lexon on Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:09 pm

Is there another useful Internet Browser for Mint 8 Gnome? I am not happy with the delays using FF 3.5. Thanks.

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Re: Looking for Inernet brwoser

Postby 900i on Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:16 pm

http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php

Try this, it's the open source version of Google Chrome and is fast.
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Re: Looking for Inernet brwoser

Postby lexon on Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:22 pm

900i wrote:http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php

Try this, it's the open source version of Google Chrome and is fast.


Thanks but all that did is take me to the below. I have no idea on what to do with a tar.gz thingy.

http://www.srware.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=835

Anything in the Progam Manager? I looked there for Opera but I was not sure it would work in Mint 8 Gnome.

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Re: Looking for Inernet brwoser

Postby zombie on Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:02 pm

Opera works fine. There is also Seamonkey, Epiphany, and several others.
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Re: Looking for Inernet brwoser

Postby lexon on Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:40 pm

zombie wrote:Opera works fine. There is also Seamonkey, Epiphany, and several others.


Thanks, Opera works just fine. To bad about FF.

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Re: Looking for Inernet brwoser

Postby vrkalak on Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:03 pm

I usually 'tweak' everything about FireFox, before getting started using it, and FireFox 3.5.5 is no different.

http://www.tweakguides.com/Firefox_1.html (some reading to do but very useful and informative)

As, I mostly use the Xfce desktop, I have installed Midori from the Mint repos . . . works great and is the fastest browser I've seen.
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Re: Looking for Inernet brwoser

Postby Fred on Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:43 pm

lexon,

I wish I could say you are doing something wrong, but unfortunately FF, especially the 3.5 series, has had some problems. Many others have reported numerous issues with FF in the last 6 - 8 months.

From an outsider's point of view, I fear that FF is becoming too Windows focused. There seems to be less and less being done with the Linux version.

It took an unusually long time for Iceweasel 3.5 to get into sid. This leads me to believe that there was quite a bit that had to be done to FF 3.5 to get it up to Debian's admittedly high standards.

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Re: Looking for Inernet brwoser

Postby lexon on Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:00 pm

Hi Fred

Thanks, I am figuring the same. Windows still has a lot of influence. Time for change. FF has been a nice ride from Windows days at least six years ago but I am looking forward. I do not like standing still or marking time.
Of course, it may be my three PC's that are the problem running FF 3.5.

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Re: Looking for Inernet brwoser

Postby Aging Technogeek on Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:51 pm

lexon,

If you are interested in Google Chrome but can't handle .tr.gz packags, check out Softpedia's download site.

http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownload/Google-Chrome-Download-48046.html

Thry have both 32 and 64 bit versions in .deb packages. Much simpler to install.

They also add a google chrome site to /etc/apt/sources.list so you get all updates to new builds automatically through mintUpdate.
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Re: Looking for internet browser SOLVED

Postby lexon on Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:25 pm

Thanks. I used a deb file a couple times in the past and it worked ok. I will look into it.

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