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Feb 04, 2000, 19:10 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Halsall)


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

"... it goes back to my previous article on Linux web browsers... based on reader feedback, we're covering four more browsing tools available for Linux users."

"Many people urged me to cover Konqueror, the browser component within the upcoming KDE 2.0... Konqueror itself, and all of KDE, has been rewritten for 2.0 to be based on a flexible CORBA component module design. This allows Konqueror to act like both a traditional file manager for local file viewing, and as a full-featured web browser..."

"w3m is a new development effort out of Japan to create a text-based web browser. Although less than a year since the first release (as a web browser; it was forked from a text pager), the program is already ahead of Lynx in most features, while being much smaller in size..."

"More than a couple of people commented that they used the web browser built into StarOffice for the majority of their web surfing."

"When Sun Microsystems first released Java upon the world, they also released a web browser called HotJava that was written entirely in Java... HotJava 3.0 is now fully JavaScript compliant and supports the most important Netscape and IE extensions to the 3.2 specification. As one might expect, HotJava supports Java applets quite well (note the impressive start-up speed). For the developer, HotJava 3.0 is now based on the JavaBeans component model..."

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