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LinuxLaboratory.org: Galeon 1.2.0: Slowly Killing Off Reasons to Use Anything Else

May 10, 2002, 13:00 (39 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to njcajun for this link. ]

"I could quite easily sit here and write all about all of the free browsers available to Linux desktop users, and their respective features and benefits, or lack thereof. Truth is, if you're someone who spends most of your computer time with your browser window maximized, Linux has more and better choices than any other environment I've ever seen, and that list is fairly long. I've decided instead to focus on Galeon instead of writing a general browser article for two reasons: Somebody just wrote such a review, and Galeon, as I'm about to explain, outshines the rest by a long shot.

"One of the unmistakable pluses in Galeon is that it has, far and away, the best tabbed browsing functionality out there. One would think that since this is a Gecko-based piece of software that relies on Mozilla for seemingly everything, that the functionality would be the same. Not so. With Galeon, you can set your preferences such that new tabs open next to the tab you're currently in, instead of at the end of the line of tabs. Setting up this way has the effect that if you're browsing Slashdot and click to open a link in a new tab, you can close the tab when you're done and you're back on the Slashdot page. I couldn't find this option anywhere in Mozilla or Opera, and Konqueror isn't competing in the tabbed-browsing area yet. Without this option, you can still open articles in a new tab, but closing that tab puts you at the next tab in line instead of at the page you linked from..."

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