Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Sat 20 Sep 2014, 12:03
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Taking the Puppy out for a walk » Misc
Which Browser is Best for Puppy
Moderators: Flash, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 6 of 7 [101 Posts]   Goto page: Previous 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Next

Which browser is best for Puppy and why?
Dillo?
4%
 4%  [ 7 ]
Seamonkey?
25%
 25%  [ 39 ]
FireFox?
33%
 33%  [ 51 ]
Flock?
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Opera?
27%
 27%  [ 43 ]
Swiftfox?
3%
 3%  [ 6 ]
Konqueror?
1%
 1%  [ 2 ]
Command Line Browser?
0%
 0%  [ 1 ]
hv3?
0%
 0%  [ 1 ]
Something else?
2%
 2%  [ 4 ]
Total Votes : 154

Author Message
disciple

Joined: 20 May 2006
Posts: 6435
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

PostPosted: Thu 19 Jul 2007, 18:03    Post subject:  

That's tragic - In New Zealand our bank websites seem to work with practically any browser.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
joki

Joined: 21 Oct 2006
Posts: 79

PostPosted: Sun 22 Jul 2007, 14:08    Post subject:  

disciple wrote:
Why does Grafpup have a Flash 9 for Opera package then - surely it works?


hmm, does it work? i sceptical.
had a look at the opera tarball on www.grafpup.org and it looks like it's the shared (qt) version, ergo grafpup has qt installed. i always download the static opera install as puppy never has the right qt installed. maybe qt install make flash9 work???
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Pizza Dude

Joined: 29 Jul 2007
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Sun 29 Jul 2007, 04:48    Post subject:  

I think opera because it fits in with the desktop menu.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
xandas

Joined: 23 Jun 2006
Posts: 37

PostPosted: Sun 29 Jul 2007, 15:15    Post subject:  

Opera all the way. No other browser is plenty of features that makes the navigation a pleasure.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
linuxcbon

Joined: 09 Aug 2007
Posts: 762

PostPosted: Thu 09 Aug 2007, 20:09    Post subject:  

Best choice : Opera, fast , light and still complete Smile

I also like Dillo which runs on very old hardware ! But javascript missing Sad.

Last edited by linuxcbon on Wed 05 Sep 2007, 15:44; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
russ

Joined: 08 May 2007
Posts: 48

PostPosted: Thu 09 Aug 2007, 22:14    Post subject:  

Any browser that allows upgrading would be nice. It is hard for me to install
Java upgrades that work. I have yet to be able to get into this site with one of the browsers that come with puppy, but every windows browser works "out of the box". The site should be easily accessed with the web cams working:

http://www.deldot.gov/public.ejs?command=PublicCameraDisplay&county=1&id=116&hb=0&connectType=http
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Sage

Joined: 04 Oct 2005
Posts: 4784
Location: GB

PostPosted: Sat 01 Sep 2007, 13:16    Post subject:  

This survey is important for P development and should already have been placed in some permanent holding category, even if not a 'sticky', as such.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
stevoomba


Joined: 05 May 2005
Posts: 70
Location: Rye Park NSW

PostPosted: Sun 02 Sep 2007, 00:22    Post subject:  

I've just started using Swiftfox 2.0.0.6. It hasn't crashed once in several hours use, whereas Firefox was only lasting a minute or two. It now comes as a simple tarball you extract to /usr/share and it found all my settings and extensions etc and they all work. Flash9 doesn't seem to cause probs.

So my vote is for Swiftfox, but it comes in different downloads for your own processor so I don't know if it can be rebuilt for general use in the live Puppy distro.

I agree with what others have said about the non-bloated browsers being fast small and stable, but I do go to pages that need java and flash etc plus I share the computer with other family members who need a bloated browser.

Regarding Opera I just find the interface too different from Firefox and it doesn't seem to have a horizontal bookmarks toolbar, which I'm so used to I don't like anything else. Can you set the bookmarks to be in a horizontal bar? I might try it if you can do that...

Steve
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
stevoomba


Joined: 05 May 2005
Posts: 70
Location: Rye Park NSW

PostPosted: Sun 02 Sep 2007, 00:32    Post subject:  

russ wrote:
I have yet to be able to get into this site with one of the browsers that come with puppy, but every windows browser works "out of the box". The site should be easily accessed with the web cams working:

http://www.deldot.gov/public.ejs?command=PublicCameraDisplay&county=1&id=116&hb=0&connectType=http


I just ran that webcam page no probs in Swiftfox after accepting the applet.

Steve
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
KF6SNJ

Joined: 19 Jun 2007
Posts: 698
Location: Distressed States of Amerika

PostPosted: Tue 04 Sep 2007, 01:39    Post subject:  

Personally, I like Opera. I only use SeaMonkey for those things related to Puppy. I don't like how Firefox works on Puppy and I feel that Dillo, HV3 and GPE leave much to be desired. I do like how links works. I do think it is perfect for a console version of puppy, such as onebone (which I am evaluating as a potential base for derivative of my own). Personally, I think which web browser is best is really a matter of personal taste and style. For me, it would be Opera. My wife likes Firefox. Then again, Linux is about choice, and puppy even more so.
_________________
The only windows I have are those on my home.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger 
starlyte


Joined: 30 Apr 2007
Posts: 33
Location: near Carcassonne, S. France

PostPosted: Tue 11 Sep 2007, 15:16    Post subject:  The choice is GIGANTESQUE  

Up to my Puppy days - after Mandrake/riva, qui crashed too often among others equally ugh - I was fox , now being a confirmed Puppy addict find Seamonkey the most practical.
Firefox has, however, certain extensions very useful missing from Seamonkey, but I find it taps too much memory.
Seamonkey's got a built in mail/news reader, which I really like (my Net provider thinks Linux is something made on Betelgeuse Rolling Eyes ), & it's easy to configure.
I really liked Opera before the update, or is it a Pup version I d/ld, with an interface insipid. You don't find yourself with loads of bookmarks the same, which is my case with Seamonkey.
I might give it another try later. Confused
Dillo, as Lobster pointed out, is great for help etc, & when my mem is too low for the "singe des mers" (sorry, I live in France, although I love it & I'm not really sorry at all).

Question I use the 2, sometimes together. Very Happy

I'm going to give h3v a try Wink -altho the name sounds like some new sort of AIDS.

How about a bit of talk about AIDS :- problems + prevention. People think it can be cured now, false, and the younger Puupians could learn a bit maybe... Idea

_________________
Very Happy A happy PC is an Open Source PC...think free Idea
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Eyes-Only


Joined: 10 Aug 2006
Posts: 1046
Location: La Confederation Abenaquaise

PostPosted: Wed 12 Sep 2007, 12:36    Post subject:  

Hi Stevoomba,

You wanted to know whether or not you could make a "personal bookmarks bar" in Opera like you can in SeaMonkey/Firefox? I use Opera from time-to-time (SeaMonkey IS my preference however) and it's rather easy to make---though not readily apparent.

Open Opera and go to "Tools>Appearance" on the menubar. A box will open up. Click on the tab that says "Toolbars". In the lefthand column check "Personal bar" and save the setting by pressing the "ok" button.

Next, go to "Bookmarks>Manage Bookmarks" on the menubar of Opera and your bookmarks "should" open up in an extra tab window. Now you can right-click on any bookmark or folder and select from the popup menu "Add to personal bar". I can't recall whether they go there immediately, or once the bookmark manager is closed.

If you'd like to import your SeaMonkey bookmarks you may do so by going to "File>Import-Export" and clicking on "Import Netscape/Firefox..." and a search window opens which allows you to hunt around for your bookmarks.html file. NOTE: You may have to select "Show hidden files" so that you can find the ".mozilla" directory in your "/root" directory. Any bookmarks added will be placed into a folder under "Imported Netscape bookmarks". I believe that's how it goes. I edit mine afterwards making them part of Opera's. Wink

I hope this helped?

Amicalement,

Eyes-Only
"L'Peau-Rouge"

_________________
*~*~*~*~*~*
Proud user of LXpup and 3-Headed Dog. Cool
*~*~*~*~*~*
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Sage

Joined: 04 Oct 2005
Posts: 4784
Location: GB

PostPosted: Thu 20 Sep 2007, 06:37    Post subject:  

Presently, 61% of over 100 Puppy users prefer another browser to the default. My guess is that begins to constitute a representative sample?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Lobster
Official Crustacean


Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 15117
Location: Paradox Realm

PostPosted: Thu 20 Sep 2007, 07:02    Post subject:  

Smile when I first used Puppy - Dillo was the default. It sure was quick. At the moment I have Firefox and Seamonkey (Linux Tmxxine Prism) and for some reason prefer Seamonkey. Probably because Flash 9 support in Firefox does not seem as stable as with Seamonkey.

What seems to have happened with Puppy 3.00 (two beta versions at the moment) is Unleashed Puplets (Puppy derivatives) can be created without SeaMonkey.

What is also interesting is Seamonkey has become more popular - it was Firefox that was the universal preference (still is) in previous polls.

The internal browser (can be used for web browsing) is also excellent. I hear that the latest Internet Browser on Windows is good - about time. For years I used Opera on Windows because Internet Explorer was, how can I say this kindly - a little suspect - [ahem].

. . . somewhere there is a new browser waiting to emerge, perhaps Flock, maybe FireGoogle or something new . . .

Penguins have choice + geek fun

. . . now back to the 'my browser owns your browser' debates . . . Very Happy

_________________
Puppy WIKI

Last edited by Lobster on Thu 20 Sep 2007, 13:27; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
SirDuncan


Joined: 09 Dec 2006
Posts: 836
Location: Ohio, USA

PostPosted: Thu 20 Sep 2007, 09:32    Post subject:  

All of these browsers are just big pieces of bloatware. We all know that text based browsing is the way to go! Let's here it for Links/Lynx/eLinks! Very Happy
_________________
Be brave that God may help thee, speak the truth even if it leads to death, and safeguard the helpless. - A knight's oath
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 6 of 7 [101 Posts]   Goto page: Previous 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Taking the Puppy out for a walk » Misc
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.1060s ][ Queries: 14 (0.0156s) ][ GZIP on ]