Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by deusexaethera, Feb 28, 2007.
It's a nice little browser, if quirky -- but then, everything in KDE is a little quirky...
I have friends who do.
Personally, I stay away from anything associated with KDE.
KDE is decent, but I prefer GNOME and XFCE over it. KDE looks like it trys to hard to have good eye-candy. It doesn't appeal to me.
I used it to go to firefox.com....
Opera > * > FireFox > Konqueror.
IE7 > Firefox?? Surely you jest.
Anyway, it's interesting to note that Safari is based on Konqueror. One of my coworkers uses it to test webpages for Safari compatibility because the company won't fork over the cash for a copy of OSX.
Heh...that's a pretty common sentiment I've noticed among NIX geeks -- KDE is too pretty to be respectable, it's the French whore of Linux desktops. Oddly enough, I've found it to be just as useful as XFCE (running on my old laptop), yet much easier on the eyes.
I hate firefox. The only reasons I even have FireFox is to test my web apps and because Sprint PCS's online account management does a "browser check" and thinks Opera is on a phone so it dumbs the interface down. If it wern't for that, I wouldn't use it.
negative ghostrider. XFCE can be fully anti-aliased and support true alpha-blending. It supports plenty of eye candy. The main differences between KDE and XFCE is that XFCE is stable long enough to actually get something done, and it's not a bloated piece of shit.
I used it for while some time back. Now I use Opera and Firefox. I'm not really into Firefox though. I like Konqueror better, since I know it shows the pages right. I'm not sure if it's changed, but Firefox 1.5 didn't render everything correctly, and surely didn't pass the acid2-test. BTW, isn't Safari built on it?
Safari is derivative of Konquerer.
I've gotten my XFCE setup to look pretty nice at this point, but thus far I've only been able to achieve part of what KDE comes with straight out of the box. Granted, my Linux skills aren't too impressive at the moment, but then again, presumably that's why KDE comes preconfigured with pretty shit -- so I don't have to set it up myself.
What versions of KDE have you used that are so unstable? 3.5 has given me no trouble thus far.
I like KDE, I just have GNOME setup how I like and wouldn't be arsed to switch. Really I don't think it matters much, I'd use either.
I use quite a few KDE apps on GNOME though, they've some excellent stuff. Kate and K3B namely.
I'm looking forward to KDE 4.0, and will really be trying it out.
XFCE I like too, I used to use it when I was overly concious of GNOME and KDE memory usage, but sure even on 256mb Linux memory management managed very very well.
K3B is a great burning program, I gotta agree with you on that one.
Believe it or not, I found that epiphany will parse things that firefox wont. Weird. As for Konqueror, I wont run any kde apps while in gnome (which I primarily use) because it likes to bring up all the kde daemons/library framework which is quite memory intensive.
Doesn't Opera still let you set your user agent string in the preferences?
yes, but Opera still renders in a standards-compliant manner. FireFox does not... So Opera can be told to pretend to be FF to the web server, but it's still going to render the site in an "Opera" way.
But I thought the problem was that the site assumed your browser was on a phone and sent a minimalistic version
yea, I'm an idiot. I checked "Identify as FireFox" in the Opera Quick-Preferences and now the Sprint PCS site works great... thanks.
the computers at my college have suse with KDE desktop and konqueror. no one uses konqueror, because they added in firefox to the image and thats what everyone uses
Well, you can't really get rid of Konqueror on KDE anyway, because it's also the file manager. Kinda kinky, isn't it?
yea but when MS does it, it's anti-trust... when it's another company, no one cares
What company's behind KDE? Even if there is one, they are in no near-monopolistic position in any market. In fact, every "other company" is hardly nearly as powerful as Microsoft. It's not so fucking simple jolly, but you're welcome I suppose to push for anti-trust convictions against whoever you want. Was Microsoft ever convicted for integrating a web-browser anyhow?
It's a lot more than that.
Konqueror is what explorer.exe has pipe dreams of becoming.
Yeah, because KDE is such a monopoly! DAMN that Linus and his evil ways!