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Sailor Enceladus

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jul 2018, 00:50    Post subject:  

nic007 wrote:
Anyone used the latter and what is the best method to update the browser ie. uninstall and install new version or just update?

I just use the SSE version by Walter Dnes. Since the most popular complaint I've heard about Tahr/Xenial from people is that the browser won't open I think this one should be the default: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=995724#995724
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nic007


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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jul 2018, 03:54    Post subject:  

The Palemoon browser that comes with Tahr605 (version 25.8.1) works fine. What I want to know is if the palemoon updater in menu does the job for updating. I can check myself but I don't want to update yet.
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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jul 2018, 09:01    Post subject:  

@ nic007:-

AFAICT, and the way I've always used it, is you just run the updater and accept the new version. I believe it simply overwrites the existing Palemoon.....yet it's never failed to fire up after an update.

As far as I'm aware, it's exactly how FF updates itself, too. Overwrites the core FF stuff; obviously, it doesn't touch your /root/.mozilla folder, where your profile lives. And Palemoon appears to do the same, leaving the /root/.moonchild productions directory alone.

I hardly ever actually use Palemoon, having always been a Chrome man. I do, however, always keep it up to date.....just in case!

IMHO, you can never have too many browsers.....


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nic007


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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jul 2018, 10:13    Post subject:  

Thanks, Mike.
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6502coder


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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jul 2018, 13:44    Post subject:  

nic007 wrote:
The Palemoon browser that comes with Tahr605 (version 25.8.1) works fine. What I want to know is if the palemoon updater in menu does the job for updating. I can check myself but I don't want to update yet.
I've been running Tahr 606 and just use the standard Palemoon updater off the "Internet" menu. According to my logbook, I've done over a dozen updates this way and never had a problem.
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mikeslr


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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jul 2018, 13:47    Post subject: My favorite Puppy was Saluki  

Hi All,

My favorite Puppy was Saluki. I don't run it any longer; nor its last successor, Carolina 1.3. But for me, it was the variation which took Puppy from functional to functional, elegant and efficient. It made me curious about how Puppies were constructed; an explorer rather than a mere user whose customizations consisted of changing the Wallpaper and adding some pets a developer hadn't included.
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a_salty_dogg


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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jul 2018, 14:06    Post subject:  

@nic007

You can also download the latest version directly from the Palemoon site here then, having closed the browser and renamed the original folder as "palemoon_old", uinzip the new one straight into "/opt".

That way, should there be any bugs in the new build or it doesn't play nicely with any websites or extensions, not unheard of with new browser versions, you can restore the old version, otherwise just delete it after a few days if all's OK.

Also if you run several Puppys on the same drive and have symlinked your palemoon folder from "home", just need to do the same and unzip the new version to there instead and you've automatically updated them all at once!
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