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Re: firefox vs epiphany



On Sun, 2007-12-02 at 22:41 +0100, Martin Sourada wrote:
> I believe that as epiphany requires firefox it is saner to have firefox
> as default. This could however IMHO change once the epiphany will be
> built against xulrunner. IMHO, if it will be smaller than firefox, as in
> how much MB will it need, we should use it at least in the desktop live
> spin. 
> 
> At least for me the only functionality it lacks is absence of sane
> session saving (you need to killall epiphany to make it remember the
> session).

On our school system, we offer both firefox and epiphany (with epiphany
being the default).  In Sabayon (Gnome's user profile editor), Firefox
integration leaves much to be desired.  Any attempts to set bookmarks
don't get properly saved and you are also unable to save whether or not
certain toolbars are shown (does anyone actually *use* the Bookmarks
toolbar).  Firefox also takes a relatively long time to start and it's
awkward to use when students are logged into more than one computer at a
time.

On the flip side, Epiphany is missing the search window and all Firefox
extensions, which means that I really prefer Firefox for my use.  If
Epiphany would include the search window, that would probably be enough
for me to use it for everyday things.

Jonathan

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