Mozilla SeaMonkey

Israel israeldahl at
Wed Jun 4 01:41:40 UTC 2014

On 06/03/2014 08:30 PM, c. marlow wrote:
> On 06/03/2014 05:48 PM, Israel wrote:
>> On 06/03/2014 05:05 PM, James McCoy wrote:
>>> Anyone use or familiar with SeaMonkey? I tried it and fell in love it
>>> with as lightweight replacement for both Firefox and Thunderbird. I do
>>> have a couple of questions.
>>> James
>>> Indiana / USA
>> Oh yeah Netscape Navigator to the extreme (if anyone remembers that)
> ======================================
> I LOVED netscape.. I really miss it.. Stupid AOL for stopping its dev.
> at version 9.0 Used it exclusively for years. well I didnt like the
> 9.0 version I stuck with 8.x and the classic theme I was familiar with
> the 9.0 was a whole new thing and looked totally different.
> christopher
But if it didn't get 'killed' we wouldn't have Firefox, or Seamonkey as
both were started from the Netscape source code that was opened up, and
given to the public to prevent That Hiddeous IE from becoming the *only*
browser.  Basically Netscape saved the Internet from becoming a horrid
mess by giving its code to the community.
Can you imagine an IE only world... bleh....
I guess there would still be Safari and Chrome, and all the other WebKit
browsers.  Now, does anyone remember if KDE started WebKit?  It seems to
me they did, but it may have been Apple... hmmm... I think it was
KWebKit at first... could be wrong though...

Unfortunately I think Seamonkey is GTK (is this correct?), not Qt, so in
the future you may need to look for a Qt browser, though no browser has
the WYSIWYG editor/E-mail/Browser function.  Seamonkey is pretty sweet. 
Puppy Linux uses it as the default browser, so it must be pretty fast
and light.

I wonder if Lubuntu is going to merge forces with Ubuntu and use some of
the Ubuntu Touch apps (once they are mature enough), such as the Ubuntu
Web browser.


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