Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Jan 2009 11:56 UTC
Internet & Networking Earlier this month, news got out that the European Commission is charging Microsoft with unlawful competition regarding its bundling of the Internet Explorer web bowser with Windows. At the time, information was scarce, but thanks to Microsoft's quarterly filing at the Securities and Exchange Commission. we now have a little more insight into what the EU might force Microsoft to do.
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lemur2
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2007-02-17

Why not unbundle Konqueror from KDE? or Safari? Now fanboys will start arguing oh linux gives you more choice? you can add anything etc..normal bull**** Have anyone try to uninstll konqueror without breaking up KDE..show me the steps..


One can remove Konqueror from the current version of KDE (KDE 4.1.x) without any problems whatsoever.

Steps are as follows:
apt-get remove konqueror

You can also do this using Adept Add/Remove programs, or aptitude, or synaptic.

This removes just three packages from KDE, all of them are specific to Konqueror. Not even help browsing is affected.

On a default install of KDE, removing konqueror will result in the system having no web browser. With no web browser installed, one can install another browser (or re-install konqueror) using either apt-get on the command line, aptitude from a terminal (like apt-get, but includes text menus), or via a GUI using Adept (or even Synaptic). Browsers that may be installed include those shown on the following web page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_web_browsers_for_Unix/Linux

On contrary show the steps to sureshot way to Install firefox with 'working flash' on linux without problems? If IE comes with linux version, will all distros INCLUDE IE as the fair game??


Gnash will work fine for most sites, and it is installable from the package management systems.

Failing that, 32-bit flash 10 works fine by downloading it from the Adobe web site, and running the script according to the instructions.

If you don't trust running a script, then just copy the binary executable to a spot within the libraries (say /usr/local/lib), and then make a symbolic link to it in the plugins directory of your web browser.

There is also a 64-bit version of flash 10 available from the Adobe website, but that is only a beta at this time (it works very well though). Still, that is better than Windows, for which there is no 64-bit version available at all.

As for including IE with Linux ... ask Microsoft about that, because they are the distributors of IE. Assuming that you do have a version of IE from Microsoft, Linux can run it OK under wine.

Edited 2009-01-27 03:00 UTC

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