[ILUG] KDE file associations, more evil than MS?
John P. Looney
john at antefacto.com
Fri Nov 9 20:43:15 GMT 2001
On Fri, Nov 09, 2001 at 03:29:56PM +0000, Colm Buckley mentioned:
> Konqueror renders faster than Galeon/Mozilla in my experience, KHTML is as
> standards-compliant as the Mozilla engine, and the browser itself has
> all the nice tricks Galeon has (including the one you mention -
> turning off popups) and more, like per-host cookie policies, per-host browser
> "virtual protocols" like "gg:search query" to automatically bring up a
> Google query. It runs Netscape plugins, it talks CSS1 and CSS2...
> I think Konqueror is *streets* ahead of Galeon, FWIW.
I'll have to get my word in here too.
Galeon keeps adding loads of "I can't believe they thought of that"
registration forms, slow auto-scroll pages, etc). You can have "magic"
bookmarks, where if there is a %s in a bookmark URL, it gets translated to
a text input box.
It's a perfect example of compedition in free software...as soon as
someone gets a good idea, it's swiped. It's not quite as good as everyone
working for one project, but it does avoid core programmers vetoing ideas.
Oh how I love having a "Text scale" widget to increase/decrease font
sizes on the fly. But, I do agree; it uses the same slow HTML renderer as
Mozilla, and it can't do Java for shite.
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