[aclug-L] Re: any other browsers? Alternatives to Netscape?
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On Thu, 23 Mar 2000, you wrote:
> I have netscape installed on my computer, and about every third time it
> and locks up the xwin server, then when you finally get it to reboot, as the
> computer is downloading, I see cannot find library glibc_1_2 . I had 5.0 then
> 6.0 then 6.1 then back down to 6.0 Rad hat installs. This last time it was
> prompted by netscape crashing and the fonts trouble. /home is the only
> original part of the computer, the rest is fresh.
What? You want a browser that does something more then Lynx??? <g>
Yeah, Netscape on Linux is significantly less stable then other platforms I run
it on (WinNT, Solaris). I have a lot of problems with it crashing, but it
doesn't usually lock up my X server. I just love pressing the X to close one
window and having all my Netscape windows vaporize. Doesn't happen every time,
but frequently enough to annoy me.
You might try Mozilla. I haven't installed it myself, but I know It's getting
pretty close to being ready to release (one more build, I think they said), so
it should be getting pretty solid. Far as I can tell, even beta code should be
better then the current Netscape. It's got all the new extensions & stuff too.
There are other browsers available, but all seem to have some shortcoming. I
occasionally browse with the little kfm file manager thing that comes with KDE.
It works for a lot of stuff, but I don't think it has java or any of that.
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