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Icecat v38 test in Puppy Tahr 6.0.3
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D.Torch

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PostPosted: Sun 20 Dec 2015, 08:48    Post subject:  Icecat v38 test in Puppy Tahr 6.0.3
Subject description: Icecat v38 test in Puppy Tahr 6.0.3
 

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BROWSER - Puppy-Tahr-Linux alternatives 2015 - BrowserLeaks.com ipleak.net
Dillo____ 2015 v3.03 1_MB - 2-files, basic security due no Javascript
Firefox__ 2015 v42__ 49MB - basic security w/addons, FF is controversial
Seamonkey 2015 v2.38 38MB - basic security w/addons, is old FF/MOZ Suite
Chromium_ 2015 v48.0 28MB - Open Source, maybe not sending info to Google
IceCat___ 2015 v38.6 45MB - good security w/addons, is mod of Chromium
SlimJet__ 2015 v5.0_ 54MB - good security w/addons, is mod of Chromium
Palemoon_ 2014 v24.7 29MB - good security w/addons, is mod of Chromium
Palemoon_ 2015 v25.7 29MB - security problem re permissions/exceptions
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EDIT: 6a10 added Cookie-Controller & expanded/clarified some descriptions.
EDIT: 6c23 - Icecat browser now up to version 38.6.0 - 2016-02-04 - 45MB
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ICECAT INSTALL - for linux/mac/win get @ https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnuzilla
' zip file - Icecat-38.6.0.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2 - 2016-02-04 - 45MB
Download - IceCat-38..bz2 - put in /root & unzip - sets itself up in /root
' /root/icecat <================ main directory does not need modification.
' /root/.mozilla/icecat/g4yp0whlle.default <======= dir may backup/restore
' /root/.mozilla/icecat/profiles.ini <== file same dir, may backup/restore
' (NOTE: MUST run Icecat ONCE to get it to set up /.mozilla/icecat/..files)
' (Click on "gear" icon file at /root/icecat/icecat & icecat executes fine)
Configure (or load a Backup) menu-toolbar addons - PrefBar RequestPolicy
' uMatrix Policy-Control Privacy-Settings Cookie-Controller etc (see below)
' (get addons from ~~ https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/extensions/)
Set Icecat path usr/local/bin/defaultbrowser: exec /root/icecat/icecat "$@"
Save/backup all /root/icecat & /.mozilla directories for test surf/crash,
' but my IceCat test works fine, does not crash and never needs a restore.
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BROWSER SETUP -- FIRST TIME CONFIG & SAVE BACKUP -- SKIP IF ALREADY DONE --
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MANUAL-SETUP IceCat/etc (after you're done save the custom config to disk)
= Right-Click top toolbar & activate Toolbar-Menu -- goto Edit/Preferences
' -- select a Downloads-location Privacy-history-choice Font-choice etc --
'> FONT: Puppy's main default is DejaVuSans. Add new to /user/share/fonts.
' FONT: decent Cousine(Courier)_web++text(57rows), Hack/RobotoMono_OK_web.
I run Puppy Tahr Linux & IceCat v38 browser with below addons, but beware,
' some functions duplicated, last addon function set gets priority control.
Security addons needed ? see: privacytools.io browserleaks.com ipleaks.net
Load addons from ~ https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/extensions/
Maybe turn OFF each addon's automatic UPDATE (unless you like surprises).
= PREFBAR = addon buttons for quick view/control of browser functions e.g.
' btn access'- FONT ZOOM COLORS IMAGES COOKIE-WARNING etc >> turn on/off
' btn maybe off'- COOKIES JAVASCRIPT >> generally required by many sites
' btn mostly off'- ANIMATION POPUPS FLASH >> generally are not required
' btn always off'- JAVA SILVERLIGHT >> dangerous, use only IF required
' btn for privacy'- SEND-REFERER(Not) REFERERSPOOF.btn >> block or modify
= REQUESTPOLICY = addon blocks most 3rd-Party-Trackers BUT new site config
' is slow, can temporarily/permanently block/allow(whitelist) 3rd-Parties.
= POLICY-CONTROL = addon menu, more complex/options than REQUEST-POLICY.
' All rules "OFF" after install, turning "ON" versus "3rd-Party" action
' improves privacy. AUTHOR's defaults below: "ON"_>_YES_Filter-Is-Active.
' Font______ re All, ON '- @font-face, remote can add files to local PC
' Image_____ re All, OFF'- pictures often needed, but slows site loading
' Media_____ re 3RD, ON '- audio video etc, popups adverts tracking etc
' Object____ re All, ON '- plugin-handled content, mods/tracks local PC
' Script-JS_ re 3RD, ON '- JS/JavaScript, local can be run from remote
' StylesCSS_ re All, OFF'- CSS, remote styles can modify/infect local PC
' SubDocFrm_ re 3RD, ON '- iframes/frames, can infect/block/mod local PC
' XMLXHRreq_ re All, ON '- XHR+JS, can alter local window, live/games/etc
' Plugins___ re All, ON '- alien "extension" programs, can access remote
' WebSocket_ re All, ON '- alt 2-way non-TCP path, mostly for live/games
' Ping______ re All, ON '- common query+response testing of data channels
' Beacon____ re All, ON '- JS web bug/tag/gif tracker hidden in web pages
' If POLICY-CONTROL rule WHITELIST wanted, add some "Custom Filter Rules",
'> as REQUEST-URL https://www.redditstatic.com/* FROM-DOMAIN * (*=ANY) add
' rule exception TYPE_SCRIPT & TYPE_XMLHTTPREUEST (&/or others as needed).
= uMATRIX = addon spreadsheet-view/control of URLs trying to access/modify
' browser's live web config/connection (as POLICY-CONTROL but more detail)
' Currently near version 1.0 - needs user manual, click to green to allow.
= PRIVACY-SETTINGS = addon menu provides short description & current state
' & quick change of 30 privacy/security options in about:config, example:
' about:config option - media.peerconnection.enabled - is "WebRTC" leak
'> (alt to manual change of about:config as "dom.popup_maximum" 20 to 3).
= COOKIE-CONTROLLER = addon menu handles 3rd Party, DOM delete, good doc.
' default: accepts all cookies for Session only & blocks all 3rd-Party.
= CANVASBLOCKER = addon masks computer's "face" aka "fingerprint" on web.
= WORK-OFFLINE (ASANO) = addon adds security if set to "Force-Offline".
---- NOTEs...
URLs weather.gov 1stheadlines.com work OK with defaults, Reddit or others
' may require Script-JS & SubDoc & XML be OFF - if block all get text only.

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Mar 2016, 22:37    Post subject: IceCat default browser in Librepup.  

IceCat


is really a nice browser for puppy-builders. just enough to post on our
forum results of the tries for LibrePup wireless connection
It will protect users from Youtube and its decadent music and videos.
Version 38 ; i hope Icecat will protect our users the same way. My old
dad was surprised watching some X videos . With LibrePup and IceCat, we
are sure that he will not surf Youtube. Ouf !
LibrePup is a nice derivative of Tahrpup 6.0.2. It aims to prevent users
using non-libre stuff. and a lot of non essential modern applications.
With IceCat, you will be sure you dad will not surf far from the beach
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Mar 2016, 13:07    Post subject:  The version provided by Libre Pup is refused by Mega
Subject description: ISOs repositories refuse my Browser Icecat.
 

D. Torch have you dowloaded ISOs with IceCat version 38 ?
The version provided by Libre Pup is refused by Mega

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Mar 2016, 00:09    Post subject: Re: The version provided by Libre Pup is refused by Mega
Subject description: ISOs repositories refuse my Browser Icecat.
 

Pelo wrote:
D. Torch have you dowloaded ISOs with IceCat version 38 ?
The version provided by Libre Pup is refused by Mega

'
Hi Pelo... I've edited my 'Icecat v38 Test' posting...
'
EDIT: 6a10 added Cookie-Controller & expanded/clarified some descriptions.
EDIT: 6c23 Icecat browser now up to version 38.6.0 - 2016-02-04 - 45MB
'
Newest linux/mac/win Icecat version is at - https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnuzilla
I use zip file - Icecat-38.6.0.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2 - 2016-02-04 - 45MB
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