NewsForge: Why I Chose Firefox Over Epiphany for my GNOME Desktop
May 18, 2004, 03:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alex Combas)
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"After all the recent announcements concerning cooperation and
integration between the Mozilla Foundation and the GNOME
Foundation, I decided to compare GNOME's Ephiphany Web browser to
Mozilla's Firefox. I installed Epiphany 1.0.6 and Firefox 0.8 on a
Debian 'Sarge' GNU/Linux system. After about a week, I came away
feeling that Firefox is unquestionably the better browser.
"Firefox isn't perfect. In fact, some of the problems I have
with Firefox are exactly the kinds of things I like about Epiphany.
Epiphany is completely written in GNOME's native toolkit, which
makes Epiphany look and feel like a true desktop component. Firefox
still looks a little off in that regard. For example, the menu
system for Firefox blends in only as long as you're not actually
using it; once you start to navigate the menu system you can
immediately see differences between it and a native GNOME menu--the
Firefox menu title depresses instead of highlights when it is
clicked, and the menu list items do not share the native theme
colors by default..."