[xubuntu-users] possibility to replace firefox with lightweight browsers (such as webkit and kazahakase) at hardy+1
Cody A.W. Somerville
cody-somerville at ubuntu.com
Sat Feb 16 17:29:44 UTC 2008
It should be noted that the next version of Xubuntu includes Firefox 3 which
is suppose to be faster and lighter.
On Feb 16, 2008 9:56 AM, Charlie Kravetz <cjk at teamcharliesangels.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-02-16 at 10:19 +0000, Vincent wrote:
> > On 16/02/2008, Mark Farnell <mark.farnell at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Currently Xubuntu is becoming more and more bulky and less
> > suitable
> > for old machines, thus defeating the original purpose of
> > Xubuntu. One
> > of the contributor for the bulkiness (and slow running) is
> > firefox.
> > Would it be likely for firefox to be replaced by something
> > lighter
> > such as kazahakase? Kazahakase is already used as the
> > default
> > browser in fluxbuntu and it is more stable than other
> > lightweight
> > browsers such as midori (webkit based). In fact I am writing
> > this
> > email using kazahakase installed on my Xubuntu laptop.
> > What do you think?
> > I could not find a homepage of Kazahakase, but I very much appreciate
> > Epiphany and if it would change to WebKit it's a very liable option
> > IMHO.
> > Mark
> > Best,
> > --
> > Vincent
> I can't tell where Kazahakase is in development at this point, but here
> is the home page:
> It is in english, although a little difficult to navigate. According to
> the Fluxbuntu FAQ, "The version of Kazehakase included in Fluxbuntu uses
> the Gecko engine, the same engine powering Firefox." It can not use
> firefox plugins and addons, though.
> good luck,
> Charlie Kravetz
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