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A brilliant way to install browsers

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As most here know, i use peppermint OSs quite frequently and ran into this little gem they now have...screen shot below...it works quite well...it is a stand alone found in the menu and i would bet that since i found a peppermints https which downloads the .deb, that it would probably work here as well...DAMIEN

EDIT...PLEASE keep in mind that this is aimed at NEWCOMERS...I have explained this more fully in another post when you scroll down along with the reasons why.


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Re: A brilliant way to install browsers

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Hi, Damien1307.

Only 2 remarks from my side:
  • Pale Moon is missing in the Pepper Mint web browser manager. :cry:
  • Does clicking on the "Web" => [Install] button really start downloading the complete internet to my local disk? This might fill my root filesystem by more than 100%. :wink:
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karlchen wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:52 am
... Does clicking on the "Web" => [Install] button really start downloading the complete internet to my local disk? This might fill my root filesystem by more than 100%. :wink: ...
Assuming you're not being ironic, yes, there really is a web browser called "web". IMO that is such a uniquely stupid name I doubt I'll ever try it.
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DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:09 am
As most here know, i use peppermint OSs quite frequently and ran into this little gem they now have...screen shot below...it works quite well...it is a stand alone found in the menu and i would bet that since i found a peppermints https which downloads the .deb, that it would probably work here as well...DAMIEN
With all due respect, that seems to me like a solution in search of a problem.
Developer 1: “Gee, what kind of program should we write today?”

Developer 2: “I dunno, man.” [hits a blunt]

Developer 1: [tokes on a doobie] “Duuuuuuuuude! Let's write a program that, like, shows which web browsers are and aren't installed, man.”

Developer 2: “Whoaaaaaaaa... yeah, man. Let's do that.”


Also, that window looks suspiciously like something out of Mac OS System 7...

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make sure to download security for the web also. after downloading security be sure to encrypt it so it's more secure. :mrgreen:
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there really is a web browser called "web".
Does clicking on the "Web" => [Install] button really start downloading the complete internet
The browser marked "web" is actually the "Epiphany" browser...the word "web" might be used as a place holder so that the browser that it points to can be changed on the fly if it needs to be replaced with another browser, or possibly be used because Epighany is also known as "GNOME web"...DAMIEN
that seems to me like a solution in search of a problem. Also, that window looks suspiciously like something out of Mac OS System 7...
Ps...The UI gets no points in a beauty contest but it does just work and makes it easy for newcomers to try out browsers for Linux that newbies may not be familiar with or use browsers such as Google Chrome, Opera, Brave, Vivaldi, and Falcon, etc. not found in the repositories and usually installed through CLI that newcomers are not comfortable using when just starting out with using linux.

Also, Many newcomers often have problems finding or even understanding what a .deb is from browser "Official" sites and not understanding the difference between 32 bit and 64 bit versions...This does all of that for them.

Seasoned users would find not much need for it but it is aimed at new users not yet accomplished in terminal CLI installation proceedures.

To sum it up, This is "Brilliant" because Peppermint OS has found a great way to cut down on newcomer questions on how to install commonly used browsers, saving volunteers time so as to be used for more complex problems.

THATS the point of this post.
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I agree that this is a good idea for newcomers. And like Karlchen said (or implied), Pale Moon should be listed in it, along with Basilisk. Also, I don't see anything wrong with the UI. It does its intended purpose.
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I'm with Damien1307.

I'm about to try Peppermint on a computer that runs everything I need - Aspire One d255 - but browsers are particularly slooooow. Having loads of them at my beck and call seems like a damn fine idea.

One of them must be a bit quicker - I hope.

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Hi dorset,
And if you dont like a particular browser, it uninstalls them too...DAMIEN
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