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LinuxPlanet: Konquering the Web

May 30, 2000, 12:53 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Reichard)

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"Over the years, we have come to think of a Web browser as a kind of lumbering leviathan of an application: big, ponderous, and slow, bloated with features that extract their price in code size and then some. Many of us, perhaps most of us, figured that this was simply the nature of the beast--that these criteria were required of browsers."

"KDE2's Konqueror puts the lie to those assumptions, though. What's more, it will initially be used as the new file manager for KDE2, and only later will the user realize that it will browse far more than the local drive, and in ways far different from any browser seen before. I've been using various alpha code builds of it since November. Its stability has increased considerably--it's pretty solid now, and has been more so each time I've compiled it. And I'm still discovering new and interesting features, after playing with it for six months."

"A friend, having looked at Konqueror's Web page, recently dropped me a note: "What won't it do?" The answer is, not much--it performs all the tasks you could imagine and some that you haven't dared imagine..."

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