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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 results.

"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..."

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