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Postby NiksaVel on Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:04 pm

Hey guys and girls,

I was just wondering what browsers are you people using since I have only experience with IE and Firefox (which I use for some time now)....

Was wondering about opera and konqueror.... :P
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Postby nelamvr6 on Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:13 pm

I use Firefox
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Postby kenetics on Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:15 pm

Konqueror when I use a KDE distro. As it is integrated with the KDE desktop, it comes up very fast. I also read a review of it a few months ago which gave it high ratings. Firefox or sometimes Opera when using Gnome.
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Postby D-EJ915 on Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:52 am

I use Opera and Kazehakase.
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Postby hippy on Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:01 am

I have mostly used Firefox but recently i have also been using Epiphany and liking it
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Re: What browser are you people using?

Postby scorp123 on Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:28 am

NiksaVel wrote: I was just wondering what browsers are you people using
telnet to port 80 :lol:

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telnet www.linuxmint.com 80 ....
:lol:
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Postby kenetics on Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:17 am

telnet to port 80

Geek! :D
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Postby antiquexray on Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:31 am

kenetics wrote:
telnet to port 80

Geek! :D
At least you know what he's talking about...'cause I don't have a clue :(
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Postby scorp123 on Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:04 pm

antiquexray wrote:At least you know what he's talking about...'cause I don't have a clue :(
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telnet

telnet can be "borrowed" to check on other protocols too apart from the protocol it was really made for. So armed with a keyboard and a simple stupid terminal you could surf the web (by connecting your telnet to TCP port 80; because that's the port HTTP servers are usually listening on!), read e-mails from your POP3 account (port 110), or send e-mails (port 25) --- all this without having a web browser or an e-mail program. All you need as a geek is good old plain stupid telnet.

And as admin you can't live without telnet. It's a killer tool for troubleshooting stuff in the network.

http://usertools.plus.net/tutorials/id/21

EDIT: Ahem yes, me stating that I use "telnet to port 80" to surf the web was of course a joke .... OK, a bit of a geeky one :wink:
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Postby sourwire on Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:38 pm

I tried Epiphany and Galeon, but find their lack of RSS very annoying. Also some shortcuts that I'm used to on Firefox are missing along with some features. So I came back to my favorite and most useful memory hog, Firefox.
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Postby scorp123 on Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:36 pm

sourwire wrote:So I came back to my favorite and most useful memory hog, Firefox.
Nice one :lol: ... 'most useful memory hog' ... :lol:

But you are right. Firefox is soooo much better than the rest IMHO. Especially all the extensions and extras that are available and easily installed. My favourite ones being 'NoScript' and 'AdBlock Plus' :D
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Postby timmyflight on Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:15 am

I too use Firefox, whether in Mint, XP, or Vista. I even took the liberty of
installing Firefox on the main computer at my workplace, and also removed access to IE . So far I've not heard any complaints at all... Firefox just does it's job well :D
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Postby maty1206 on Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:33 am

I use Fire fox!!!
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Postby hairy_Palms on Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:37 am

opera in windows, Firefox in all Linux Distros (opera for linux sucks, and its a pain in the arse to make it work with most plugins)
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Postby LostOverThere on Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:35 am

Firefox! :)

Though, Konqueror is very close.
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Postby betaluva on Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:53 am

firefox 2.0.0.3 for linux mint and portable crazy-browser/IE 6 for winblows xp,
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Postby RobbieGrey on Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:40 am

LostOverThere wrote:Firefox! :)

Though, Konqueror is very close.


My son said he saw an article in a recent Linux magazine which said there was a security flaw in FireFox does anyone know if this is true ??
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Postby scorp123 on Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:24 pm

RobbieGrey wrote:My son said he saw an article in a recent Linux magazine which said there was a security flaw in FireFox does anyone know if this is true ??
There are always security flaws in Firefox ... and in any other package that was written by us stupid imperfect humans. That's why there are updates. The beauty of open source software such as Firefox being that security updates become available real fast whereas on Windows you're supposed to wait a few weeks before Microsoft does something about the problem ... if they do anything at all.

So even if there is a security flaw right now in Firefox ... no need to worry. Updates are on their way and you will be auto-notified when it is ready for you to download and install.

If you want to dig into this and check out what the current status of all the browsers is ... check out Secunia's web site. Let's compare the Mozilla Firefox 2.0.x advisories with Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7:

Firefox: most severe unpatched security hole is rated "Less critical":
http://secunia.com/product/12434/?task=advisories

MSIE 7: most severe unpatched security hole is rated "Highly critical":
http://secunia.com/product/12366/?task=advisories

For comparison ... Opera 9.x -- 0% of unpatched security holes!
http://secunia.com/product/10615/?task=advisories

So Opera takes the 1st place for being the safest browser at the moment. Nice. And given how small Opera Software is this is impressive. 8)
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Postby sourwire on Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:38 pm

Yesterday, my little cousin came over and wanted to get on YouTube. Since she always uses (this stupid computer with) Windows, she comes up to me and asks "Where is your guys' Internet Explorer?". It was kind of funny when I thought about it so I laughed. Really, where is my Internet Explorer?

Apparently, she couldn't notice any difference between Windows XP and XFCE.

Pretty dumb, eh? Oh, by the way she's a blonde.
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Postby calumc on Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:05 pm

sourwire wrote:Apparently, she could notice any difference between Windows XP and XFCE.

Pretty dumb, eh? Oh, by the way she's a blonde.

you should write ''THIS IS NOT XP'' accross the taskbar :P
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