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Speed! I tried loading pages in Mozilla, Opera, Konqueror, Netscape, and Galeon. This little browser is fast. The only gui browser that loaded faster was old Netscape, but with that browser you might as well be using lynx. It also starts up very quickly, about a third of the time of Mozilla.
It requires Gnome libraries and Mozilla.
I think it is fantastic that *nix users have such a variety of browsers to choose from. Three of the five mentioned are open source.
But it looks to be a great browser, renders well, super fast, seems to support everything, and is open source. It deserves support.
It's almost like they built it to give it that Bam! quality, you click on a page and a strange thing happens, the page is suddenly there, honest to God I blinked and kept waiting for the next page to load, but it already had ... wow!
gconftool -s /apps/galeon/Advanced/Network/user_agent --type=string "new UA"
gconftool -s /apps/galeon/Advanced/Network/user_agent --type=string default
Getting the java plugin via rpm to work with Mozilla and Galeon
1:First download the jre rpm
2: ln -s /usr/java/jre1.3.1/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
Updating without compatibility problems:
Use the rpms from the official Mozilla releases, Galeon is built with the same library dependencies. I've had a few problems with dependency clashes between Galeon and distro binaries of Mozilla.
If you upgrade the Mozilla rpms be sure to upgrade mozilla-pms (SSL), mozilla-devel and mozilla-mail if you use it.
I can get Opera to look great on some sites but not across the board. The Linux version just is not as clean as the windows. It's got something to do with the fonts but I haven't been able to get the right ones.