[nycbug-talk] Firefox release party and NYC tech community

Scott Robbins scottro
Sat Nov 20 16:25:14 EST 2004

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On Sat, Nov 20, 2004 at 02:15:46PM -0500, G. Rosamond wrote:

> Nothing particularly interesting about Firefox/Mozilla mentioned in 
> any discussion I had, in case anyone is curious.  Besides Lynx and 
> Firefox, what other browsers are there anyway? ;-)

Since this came up, might be worth mentioning--sad to say, most of my
work consists of aiding MS users.  A few of them have been having
trouble with various things, switched them from IE to mozilla and voila,
problems disappeared.  We're looking into some major LART to see if we
can switch everyone over.

Oh, err, George, opera, like they got at Lincoln Center.  :)

However, lately I've been using firefox almost exclusively.  With it, I
can use native firefox and native java.  I can also use flash (see
bsdnexux.com forums, a flash howto that actually works--if you're using
FreeBSD-5.3, you can switch libm.so2 to so.3), and print a page.  With
opera, I need to have both native and linux-opera to get the same

Opera is also giving me trouble with a few pages that work with firefox.
The reverse is also true however, (tvguide.com and espn.com)  ~Seems~ to
be a FreeBSD issue as I don't get the same problems in Linux.

> There's some well-funded Debian distro Ubuntu out now, and spoke to 
> one of the developers about it and package systems (what do you 
> usually talk to Debian people about anyway?).  For anyone interested 
> it's at www.ubuntulinux.org.

Ubuntu has rapidly become trendy.  

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