Feeling like a 2nd class citizen

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 06:41:51 UTC 2007

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.

Like so many others have suggested I use Firefox as my main browser 
though I occasionally find a site where Konq works better. If you 
absolutely need Internet Explorer maybe you should check out IEs4Linux 
though I dont know how that works myself:


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