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9:39 pm on Feb 25, 2001 (gmt 0)

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You know I can't figure out why the KDE browser doesn't get more attention. It is really quite functional and loads the pages fast.

Maybe it is because it is part of KDE and there is that whole KDE vs. Gnome controversy?

9:19 pm on Feb 26, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Yep, been using it almost exclusively for quite a while now.

I think the reason it's so low-key is that a) the number of Linux/BSD/whatever users overall is quite low in the scheme of things, b) upgrading to KDE2 is non-trivial and c) the number of distributions including it as standard is low (mandrake7.2 is the only one that springs to mind, are Red Hat doing it yet?)

It's one for the future though without doubt, once a few annoying bugs have been sorted.

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12:50 am on Feb 27, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Agreed, Konqueror is such an improvement over NS on Linux it really can't be described. Red Hat does include KDE but Gnome is the default, you can install both but only GNOME will be startable unless you know the little trick of adding a ".xinitrc" file to your root.
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I really do like it. I've also been using Mozilla 0.8, which isn't bad as far as page rendering. But Konqurer is fast to load and fast to deliver - AND the pages look good. You'd think it' get some attention.

Kmail is nice too. It is nice to have a mail client that will load up faster than it takes for you to write your letter.

>b) upgrading to KDE2 is non-trivial

I did it the easy way. I just saved my work on another computer and lopaded Mandrake via CD.

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And 2.1 has just been released... Here [kde.org]
7:10 pm on Mar 3, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone know how to change the default start page??? I know it's possible as I've previously done it to start from a local page, but I've changed the machine's IP address and I'm beggared if I can find where the start page option lives :(

>Kmail is nice too

Yep, the KDE2 version is a vast improvement. The multiple identities feature makes things so much easier, and the lack of it in v1.* was a major pain.

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Here is a url about it:
[konqueror.org...]
8:29 am on Apr 6, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I've had a few hits from Konqueror and would love to see how it renders my page. If only software was easier to install in Linux :(
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theperlyking,

I feel your pain bro.....I have tried installing 4 different distros and the best is by far Mandrake 7.2. It actually works.

If all else fails you could always rent some 18 year old kid who speaks fluent Star-Trek to install it. ;)

 

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