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Web Browsing

There are several Linux Web browsers each one wit its own very appealing features for browsing and file viewing. Most prominent candidates include Mozilla, Konqueror, Opera, and Netscape browsers. Out of curiosity you may want to know that can use any one of about 50 browsers in Linux, but of course many are experimental or immature. Alternatively you might want to be more conservative and choose Netscape which still available. No word about eXplorer in Linux.

All of the major browsers carry on exciting features that make browsing more pleasurable in ways only available to Linux and Unix users. For example, both Mozilla and Konqueror let you disable pop-up ads, and are smart on how they do it too. -The browser detects when the user clicks on a link that will open up in another window and allows that kind of action, while denying the ability of a web page to open its own window without user interaction.

Linux browsers pioneered true page scaling, allowing for the viewing of a web site as Small as a PDA screen up to resolutions so that a page can be comfortably read in a 1600x1200 pixel screen. This is a great feature in particular when you are projecting browser windows on a LCD projector.

  • Mozilla , is an open-source web browser, designed for standards compliance, performance and portability and is the browser of choice at CCRMA. You can also read email, news and transfer files plus it offers a very good multilingual interface. It works in a similar fashion or better than Netscape or eXplorer.

    Mozilla is probably the most advanced Linux browser, considering the way that Red Hat has configured it in Red Hat 7.3. Everything works and works well. You can bet that most sites will work with Mozilla.

  • Firefox , is the newest generation browsing based on technology developed over the years for Mozilla and Netscape.

    It is small, fast and easy to use and offers many advantages such as the ability to block pop-up windows and tab browsing. Firefox lets you to accomplish your on line activities faster, more safely and efficiently because it is light. The built-in Google bar provides convenient access to the best search engine on the web. With Tab browsing, there is a fast and convenient way to browse the web. This means you can open several pages in one window in separate browser tabs. Open links in the background while you read a web page, then continue to the links when you're done. Pages are available when you need them, making the web feel faster even over slow connections. Firefox shields you from unwanted popup windows and lets you allow certain sites to open popup windows ifnecessary.

  • Konkeror , is an Open Source web browser based for the K Desktop Environment with features such as HTML4.0 compliance,Java applets support, JavaScript, CSS1 and (partially) CSS2, as well as Netscape plugins (for example, Flash or RealVideo plugins).

    Konqueror might also serve as the file manager for the K Desktop Environment. It supports basic file management on local UNIX filesystems, from simple cut/copy and paste operations to advanced remote and local network file browsing.

    Among its features if you where and know how to look for them, you can browse an Audio CD in your machine, and automatically rip tracks from CDs while surfing them.

  • Amaya , is a Web editor, (i.e. a tool used to create and update documents directly on the Web). Browsing features are seamlessly integrated with the editing and remote access features in a uniform environment. This follows the original vision of the Web as a space for collaboration and not just a one-way publishing medium.

    Work on Amaya started at W3C in 1996 to showcase Web technologies in a fully-featured Web client. The main motivation for developing Amaya was to provide a framework that can integrate as many W3C technologies as possible. It is used to demonstrate these technologies in action while taking advantage of their combination in a single, consistent environment.

    Amaya started as an HTML + CSS style sheets editor. Since that time it was extended to support XML and an increasing number of XML applications such as the XHTML family, MathML, and SVG. It allows all those vocabularies to be edited simultaneously in compound documents.

  • Galeon , is the Web browser created by Gnome and it is based on gecko (the Mozilla rendering engine). It's fast, it has a light interface and it is full standards compliant.

    It is appealing because of its slender design and speed. The icons on the browser itself are small and cleanly designed, and for some people look better than other cartoony buttons found on most Web browsers. The buttons take up little of the space that one would rather use for browsing. Pages load quickly and almost flawlessly, although some standard fonts looked a little less clear than one might like.

  • Netscape This is a Mail, Calendar, Instant Messenger, Search and web surfer application but it is not longer part of most Linux distributions.

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