Monday, January 24, 2005

K-Meleon 0.9

I was writing the other day about the K-Meleon browser, a swifter, geekier, and virtually unknown cousin of the excellent Firefox.

Well, I just seen on Slashdot that K-Meleon 0.9 has just been released. Woohoo! Now if only I hadn't gone and repartitioned my hard drive so's I ain't got Windows on my computer no more...


Blogger Chris Reid said...

K-Meleon must be the only piece of open source software, ever, not to have a Linux version. I'm actually having trouble believing it, personally. It must be hidden in there somewhere.

(If you have something that can handle ZIP files, you could download the source and compile it? Why they release source code in a ZIP file is beyond me, and logic.)

Thursday, January 27, 2005 9:12:00 AM  
Blogger Paul Burgess said...

I hear that K-Meleon works with Wine.

Though if one wants to explore Gecko-based native-interface browsers for Linux, there's always Galeon, or even SkipStone. I've got Galeon on my system, and it's a very polished and capable browser. I have this vision of getting SkipStone up and running one of these days, just for nostalgia's sake, but so far that project has proven geekish enough to stymie me.

Actually Firefox 1.0 for Linux works very nicely: that tends to be my browser of second resort nowadays, if I need something beyond Opera.

Thursday, January 27, 2005 12:50:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Reid said...

Alot of the Linux-native Gecko browsers are sure impressive, but none of them seem to stack up to Firefox for web browsing (filesystem browsing is, of course, another story entirely; actually I really like Konqueror's inclusion of the "up a level" button, that is quite useful on websites as well as local browsing).

Why more distros don't include Firefox by default is beyond me. The only one I've seen is Ubuntu.

Also, strangely, the Windows version of Firefox seems alot more polished than the Linux version. Odd, since they obviously use Linux to develop the browser.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005 12:13:00 AM  

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