Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Jul 2009 20:10 UTC
KDE For a very long time now, I've been on the hunt for a distribution that really put a lot of effort into their KDE4 implementation. This has been a frustrating search, full of broken installations, incredibly slow performance, and so many visual artifacts they made my eyes explode. Since KDE 4.3 is nearing release, I had to pick up this quest in order to take a look at where 4.3 stands - and I found a home in the KDE version of Fedora 11. Read on for a look as to where KDE 4.3 currently stands.
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RE: Konquerer
by lemur2 on Mon 27th Jul 2009 23:31 UTC in reply to "Konquerer"
lemur2
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I haven't used KDE in awhile but maybe try using Arora (QT based webkit browser) instead of Konqurer.


Arora is the default browser for Kubuntu Karmic instead of Konqueror. It is fairly lightweight and snappy, and it uses webkit as the rendering engine, but it doesn't have anywhere near the extendability of Firefox.

Firefox is however a GTK+ application. This means the dialog boxes and things like favourite shortcuts are all not integrated.

It is very frustrating. Why can't KDE users have a browser that uses: a Qt front-end GUI, XULrunner for programmability and extensibility, and webkit and squirrelfox (i.e. Google Chrome) as the backend? The best of all worlds. While we are at it, lets have a better-integrated version of gnash and openjdk as well. It is all open source, and isn't open source supposed to be a meritocracy?

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