Adventures In Computing

May 14, 2008

Epiphany in Ubuntu

Filed under: Epiphany, Gnome, GNU/Linux, Hardy Heron, KDE, KDE 4.0, Konqueror, Kubuntu, Kubuntu 8.04, Linux, Opera Browser, Ubuntu, Ubuntu 8.04 — Normand Bissonnette @ 12:49 am

I have written about browsers before. Now that I am using the newest versions of Ubuntu, it is time to speak about them once again. In Ubuntu Firefox 3 beta 5 is the default web browser. Before I updated my Ubuntu computers I was using epiphany. The reason I was using Epiphany because I found it faster than Firefox and less memory use. The only issue I have with Epiphany is less extensions than Firefox. I had run the Betas of Ubuntu and had freezes and crashes both with Firefox and Epiphany. When I did a fresh install of Ubuntu on three computers, I decided to give this newer version of Firefox a chance. After two weeks I’ll be going back to Epiphany. Firefox still freezes and I prefer the feel of Epiphany, maybe I’ll go back to Firefox once they are done testing it and are in the official release.

In my Kubuntu installs I am using Konqueror. I had said that Konqueror is slow. Not anymore, Konqueror is faster than anything I have tried. I don’t know what the did but it worked. I do have issues with the KDE 4 version on Konqueror, such as not being able to play streaming audio. I have no such problems with Konqueror in KDE 3.5.9. At work I have installed Safari from Apple to give it a go, but I haven’t done any thing with it yet.

I haven’t been using Opera since updating my computers, but as soon as I finish this post I’ll be installing it on the KDE 4 computer and hopefully It’ll have streaming audio working. I’ll let you know.

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3 Comments »

  1. […] Epiphany in Ubuntu […]

    Pingback by Adventures In Computing — May 17, 2008 @ 6:22 pm

  2. […] crashes. While using Epiphany with several tabs open it crashes for no reason. As I stated in the last post Firefox 3 beta 5 freezes but not as often as Epiphany […]

    Pingback by Back To Firefox « Adventures In Computing — May 17, 2008 @ 6:22 pm

  3. Got tired of Firefox crashing in Ubuntu 8.04LTS, so thought I would check to see if there was a version of Opera for Unbuntu, just to see how it worked.

    Well, what can I say – the first page that loaded I had to check that it was actually a web based site and not a local page from the the install! This browser is fast!

    And so far no crashes either! I think Mozilla better get to work sorting out Firefox on Ubuntu otherwise its goodbye, It might jsut be too late already!

    Comment by Michael — May 23, 2008 @ 3:23 pm


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