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Linux.com: Hail the Konqueror

Sep 07, 2006, 16:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"Many KDE users tend to take the Konqueror Web browser for granted, but that's a mistake. Konqueror may not be able to replace Firefox as a Web browser for every site, but it does a lot more than just simple browsing.

"About 95% of the sites that I visited look and feel exactly the same in Konqueror as they do in Firefox, but a significant number of 'Web 2.0' sites do not work or have some missing functionality. On the Netflix site, for example, in Firefox, you'll see an additional information overlay when you hover the mouse over a movie thumbnail, but in Konqueror nothing happens. When using Konqueror with Gmail, you'll be redirected to the plain HTML view of the site--which is adequate, but not quite as useful as the AJAXified version that works so well in Firefox. The Yahoo! homepage rejects Konqueror, suggesting that you 'upgrade' to Internet Explorer, Firefox, or another supported browser, but if you set the browser identification to Firefox, Yahoo!'s home page, Yahoo! Mail, and My Yahoo! pages work just fine..."

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