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mikey

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Oct 2009, 16:33    Post_subject:  swiftfox and puppy 4.3  

just installed swiftfox on puppy 4.3 on an old t20 pIII and this ol' girl is cooking. have been a dedicated opera fan but this browser is just tooo good.
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playdayz


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PostPosted: Sat 31 Oct 2009, 01:43    Post_subject:  

i find that on my machines swiftfox scores about 10% higher than firefox on the Peacekeeper browser benchmark--that is using the amd64 version of swiftfox
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Sat 31 Oct 2009, 02:34    Post_subject:  

Did you install from here or some other way?
http://getswiftfox.com/

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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Sat 31 Oct 2009, 05:20    Post_subject:  

Thanks for this thread. I've used Swiftfox in the past and know that it is good. I'm downloading this latest version (the tarball) now.
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mikey

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PostPosted: Sat 31 Oct 2009, 10:01    Post_subject: re:swiftfox  

Did you install from here or some other way?
http://getswiftfox.com/


yes , lobster.

the installer worked well and easy for me on several machines with several linux flavors.I'd fully encourage its inclusion in any new puppy instead of sea monkey though I think I read that the author(?) Jason ---- is keeping a proprietary lid on this browser.
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davec51

Joined: 13 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Sat 31 Oct 2009, 12:47    Post_subject: Can't Install to Puppy 4.3.1
Sub_title: "must have password"
 

When I just ran the installer the terminal screen said I needed a password to install to /opt. I though in Puppy I was running as administrator; I don't have a password.
Both the extracted files and the installer are in my /mnt/home/swiftfox folder.
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Jim1911

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PostPosted: Sat 31 Oct 2009, 21:49    Post_subject:  

davec51,

Try user--root password--woofwoof
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PenPen

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PostPosted: Wed 04 Nov 2009, 00:29    Post_subject:  Swiftfox pet for puppy 4.3  

Could someone please make a Swiftfox .pet Crying or Very sad
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EvilWare


Joined: 12 Aug 2009
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PostPosted: Sun 10 Jan 2010, 11:37    Post_subject: I tied this in Xubuntu and it worked great.  

Please, Can anybody tell how to install it in Puppy Linux?

You say it is great here but please tell us how to install it and enjoy it.

There are deb and tarballs but I do not know how to install any of them.

Razz


Thank you guys for your effort.
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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Sun 10 Jan 2010, 15:08    Post_subject:  

Hi,

I'm not sure that it runs in 4.3 but the tarball's your best bet.

Swiftfox tarballs are optimised for differing processor families. Download the file appropriate to yours (mine is i686) which will be something like swiftfox-3.5.6-processor)-tar.bz2.

When the file's been downloaded, unbzip the file with the command

bunzip2 swiftfox-3.5.6-processor).tar.bz2

and then untar the file thus;

tar -xvf swiftfox-3.5.6-processor).tar
.
(You can do all this in one command, but I do things the hard way) Smile.

That will give you a swiftfox directory in Puppy. Click on the swiftfox file
in the directory and it should work; if not you may have to change the file permissions to make it executable.

Best,

CP .

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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jan 2010, 14:05    Post_subject:  

I've just tried the latest one, and no luck unfortunately; even in Puppy Dingo 4.30, it seems to lack a file called libdbus-glib-1.
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Aitch


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PostPosted: Sun 14 Feb 2010, 18:11    Post_subject:  

v3.6 now available

http://getswiftfox.com/

Some Puppy user support on the swiftfox forum

http://forums.getswiftfox.com/search.php?keywords=puppy+linux&terms=all&author=&sc=1&sf=all&sk=t&sd=d&sr=posts&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search

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Pelo


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PostPosted: Wed 14 May 2014, 01:36    Post_subject: But swiftfox is still useful 2014 !
Sub_title: incredible, it loads my videos to YouTube
 

But swiftfox is still useful 2014 ! incredible, it loads my videos to YouTube. as well as the FireFox big brother..
Bemol : garbled windows in Facebook comments.

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greengeek

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PostPosted: Wed 14 May 2014, 03:03    Post_subject:  

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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Wed 14 May 2014, 05:58    Post_subject:  

Good call! If you're using Swiftfox exclusively in Puppy, I'd recommend getting it from the 412 Collection site, not least because that page also contains a link to a file containing the missing dbus-glib files (for those who don't have them);

http://www.412collection.co.uk/internet.php

Update; unfortunately I can't use it in 4.3 as it crashes, leaving an "illegal instruction" message.

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