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{July 30, 2007}   Lets try Epiphany

Is it just my perception, or Firefox/Iceweasel crashes too much lately? At some point in the future I might consider switching to Konqueror, but for now I’d prefer making a smaller change and stick to Gecko. After having a look at the available options, and asking some people (thanks dudes, thanks Sam, thanks Tolimar), I’ve decided to give a chance to Epiphany. Lets see how it goes! :)



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Hassan Ibraheem says:

I’ve tried it and Galeon too. But it just misses some tiny options I’m used to. There is no (undo close tab) for example. And I’m used to right clicking on the tab to (bookmark this tab) and (new tab). Instead I find some not really useful options like (move tab left & right). The bookmarks in Epiphany is organized in a different way too.
I think it depends on how mozilla-oriented are you :D
However I use Epiphany and Galeon for my one visit browsing.. as I don’t want to wait Firefox to load the whole last session tabs.



Cliff Wells says:

FF has always crashed too much (or at least hogged too much CPU/RAM), but I think it’s actually gotten a bit more stable with the 2.0 series.

Even if stability never improved, I don’t think I could live without FF’s browser extensions, and the fact that it’s been acceptably consistent in its support of W3C standards makes me tolerant of its other faults.



magnus says:

I ditched firefox/iceweasel for “personal browsing” a long time ago. One day I decided to try epiphany (it came with the “gnome” package). I _really_ liked the organisation of bookmarks and I haven’t looked back since.

Iceweasel remains installed only for the rare times when I need some web developer plugin like webdeveloper or firebug.

I hope you end up liking epiphany!



Hiroshige says:

Yo me pasé a Epiphany cuando no pude aguantarlo más, demasiadas caigas seguidas ;-)



Ungoliant says:

I’m using konqueror because of its speed if you use KDE.

Sometimes you need iceweasel to correctly display some unfriendly page, but as long as time goes, this need is getting smaller and smaller.



ajd says:

I’m using Konq as I use KDE, but it is a bit of a memory hog.

I’m also finding it is getting more and more unstable, but that may have something to do with running a system with a mix of libraries from etch/lenny/sid/experimental along with differing KDE component versions than Konqueror itself.



cpunk says:

I don’t like Epiphany, because there’s no functioning cookie-management in there…

I’m using Galeon: it can do almost everything, Epiphany does – it was a really cool Project.
I hope somewhere, anyone will notice that Galeon was ever better than Epiphany – even now, nearly undevelopped since two years!



Miry says:

I’ll try to give Galeon a chance too. The point is that I don’t use gnome, but XFCE4, and thus I preferred to have the nneded dependencies as low as possible. But even then, as an alternative to Firefox, I guess almost everything will achieve that,

I like Konqueror a lot, but it depends on many KDE stuff. It’s not that I don’t like KDE, on the contrary, I’ve always been a KDE girl myself, but I decided to switch to XFCE4 seeing that KDE drained the battery of my lappy too quickly. In any case, I preferred a Gecko-based as my main browser, but that might also be kinda prejudices on my part.



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