Feeling like a 2nd class citizen

Serg B sergeslists at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 04:32:28 UTC 2007

Realistically, if you are using Konqueror as your primary web browser
you may as well go with IE7, at least you will be able to get
something done. I personally suggest ditching Konqueror as a web
browser and going with FireFox instead. Konqueror in my opinion is a
great all-round file manager utility, but it certainly has a long way
to go to compete with any modern day browsers.


On Nov 27, 2007 3:05 PM, Anton Rolls <anton at wilddsl.net.au> wrote:
> Hi,
> Jonathan Jesse wrote:
> > Good evening,
> >
> > I know I probablly shouldn't be posting this to both lists, but I couldn't
> > figure out which one would be better to post to.
> >
> > I am getting frustrated with using Konqueror as my default browser.  I
> > don't know if I just have some problems, or its the fact that I am running
> > 64-bit Kubuntu, but it is getting to the point that browsing the web is
> > just easier, and more fun in Internet Explorer.
> >
> > I know that Google and GMail don't always play nice with Konqueror and
> > have lived to accept it, but it is other sites that I am getting sick of
> > trying to deal with.
> > I can to a page, an example being Facebook, and not get all of the images
> > or all of the links to work.  I go to a travel site to book airplane
> > tickets and get to use the "basic" settings, I go to a page and am told
> > flash is not installed when I do have the non-free version of flash
> > installed or even better I click on a link and nothing happens until I
> > click on the link 3 or 4 times and finally the "gear" starts spinning and
> > I get the page I want.  Another fun problem is when I increase the font
> > size the text blurs together and I can't read it.... or go to a page that
> > has a form and the text runs into the form so I don't really know what I'm
> > filling out.
> >
> > Is it just that I need to switch to Firefox on my Kubuntu install?  Or
> > should I stick to browsing the web in my XP VM, cause things "just work"
> > there.
> Konqueror, when operating as a web-browser, is simple and
> underpowered compared to Firefox etc..
> It sounds like the solution for you might be to
> install the win32 version of Firefox and install the
> flash plugin.
> Here's how I did it:
> 1) I got the latest version of Wine.
> Quite recently I went to the Wine website for the
> latest version, and I noticed it's a newer version
> than the one in Adept. I looked at the change history
> between the versions and saw all just bug fixes.
> So I installed the newer version.
> (I think I added the Wine website to my package sources
> list and then used Adept...?)
> 2) I got the Win32 version of Mozilla Firefox.
> I browsed to the Firefox download page in Konqueror and configured
> Konqueror Browser Identification to be Internet Explorer on
> Windows so that the Mozilla website diplays the Windows version
> to download.
> 3) Then I ran the Firefox setup executable in the console:
>         wine "Firefox Setup"
>    You should now have a Firefox icon to click. (I chose to
>    make one myself.)
> Hope that helps,
> Anton.
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