Replacements for ThunderBird and FireFox
mellowcellofellow at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 16:49:29 UTC 2006
As for myself, I use Swiftfox, which is faster and seems to be in keeping
with Xubuntu's spirit of speed. Abiword I used to use, but it doesn't work
with MS Word or pictures very well, and I find myself using Google Docs for
my quick stuff lately. But still, Abiword is useful and works well.
I've never used Sylpheed, except the old original Sylpheed that's included
in DSL. I didn't like it but as a general rule GTK+1 apps stink. I like the
way that Thunderbird handles feeds and HTML-formatted mails, using Gecko.
But I haven't used Thunderbird recently, using Gmail + a slew of Firefox
extensions and GreaseMonkey scripts instead.
I vote to keep Firefox or get Swiftfox put into the repos and used. I don't
really care about the email client though.
On 12/6/06, john levin <john at technolalia.org> wrote:
> Oblio wrote:
> >> wow, that was fast ... i clicked send and already 2 replies.
> >> i think opera is a bad idea, i can't stand the browser and i don't
> >> we can package it on the distro cd because it isn't open source ... not
> >> sure
> >> about the licensing on that.
> >> -Adam
> > I know, but after all, it comes down to preference. Xubuntu will ship
> > Firefox
> > because it can be supported, and it's Open Source, and someone with
> > machines can install Opera because it's faster.
> > Basically, this problem can't be solved:
> > - all Gecko based browser are slow (seems it's going to be solved);
> > actually not
> > slow, but huge memory munchers
> > - Konqueror is KDE based
> > - all other lightweight browsers are unsuitable for general use
> > - Opera is closed source
> > So Firefox it shall be :)
> Has anyone tried Skipstone?
> It aims to be a light and fast gecko browser, in GTK with few
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