LinuxOrbit: Galeon: Speeding up Mozilla and More for GNOME Users
Jan 31, 2002, 15:27 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Gowin)
[ Thanks to John
Gowin for this link. ]
"Recently, while upgrading several packages via Red Carpet under
Ximain GNOME, I installed the latest version of the Galeon web
browser (1.0.2). As a steadfast Mozilla user, I thought I'd give
Galeon a test drive. I was quite surprised and pleased with the
"If you use Red Carpet and Ximian GNOME, be warned: when you
install Galeon through Ximian's handy package management utility,
it becomes your default browser for GNOME. For the better part of
the last year, I'd grown accustomed to using Mozilla as my default
browser. Needless to say, I was a bit chagrined when I clicked a
link in an email newsletter and Galeon launched instead of Mozilla.
After a few minutes, I got over it.
"Galeon, as you may or may not know, uses the Mozilla rendering
engine (Gecko) for displaying web pages. This means that in order
to use Galeon, you have to have Mozilla installed. For many of you,
this might seem like overkill, having one browser installed to use
another. Yet Galeon proves itself well worth the disk space needed
to store both browsers..."