Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Apr 2008 22:40 UTC
Windows Microsoft will shutter its Windows XP line June 30, as planned, ceasing sales of Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home to retailers and direct OEMs, Microsoft confirmed to eWEEK April 3. The statement from Redmond executives ends weeks of speculation that Microsoft would extend the life of the operating system as users turn up their nose at Vista, the operating system meant to supplant XP, and OEMs argue lighter versions of desktops and notebooks don't have the juice to run Vista.
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RE[3]: Vista is the future
by lemur2 on Fri 4th Apr 2008 02:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Vista is the future"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

If you choose Linux then you're on your own. A lot of people give up on setting an home page on Konqueror.


Open Konqueror.

Go to the page you want as your home page: eg:
www.google.com

Select the text that is shown in the address bar and copy it to the clipboard (Crtl-C).

Settings -> Configure Konqueror.

In the middle of the settings dialog box, where it says "Home URL" ... erase the existing text, and paste (Ctrl-V) in the URL you previously copied to the clipboard.

Click OK.

You are done.

PS: You are not on your own. Just ask a question in the right place, and someone will help you in very short order.

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RE[4]: Vista is the future
by google_ninja on Fri 4th Apr 2008 02:09 in reply to "RE[3]: Vista is the future"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

I know your intention was to show how easy it is, but really, I cant think of a single other browser that doesn't have a "use current" button ;-)

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RE[4]: Vista is the future
by autumnlover on Fri 4th Apr 2008 02:19 in reply to "RE[3]: Vista is the future"
autumnlover Member since:
2007-04-12

PS: You are not on your own. Just ask a question in the right place, and someone will help you in very short order.


Yea. But when you will ask too many questions, then you will become a "troll".

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RE[4]: Vista is the future
by ronaldst on Fri 4th Apr 2008 02:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Vista is the future"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

Open Konqueror. Go to the page you want as your home page: eg: www.google.com Select the text that is shown in the address bar and copy it to the clipboard (Crtl-C). Settings -> Configure Konqueror. In the middle of the settings dialog box, where it says "Home URL" ... erase the existing text, and paste (Ctrl-V) in the URL you previously copied to the clipboard. Click OK. You are done. PS: You are not on your own. Just ask a question in the right place, and someone will help you in very short order.

Nope. It didn't work last time I had tried it. Even with a login/logout. The Konqueror intro web page always came up.

Or maybe it was another of Kubuntu's quirks like the Adept database locking up all the time and having to drop to the command prompt to fix it. Or having to jump hoops to install Gnash in konqueror.

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RE[5]: Vista is the future
by lemur2 on Fri 4th Apr 2008 03:08 in reply to "RE[4]: Vista is the future"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"Open Konqueror. Go to the page you want as your home page: eg: www.google.com Select the text that is shown in the address bar and copy it to the clipboard (Crtl-C). Settings -> Configure Konqueror. In the middle of the settings dialog box, where it says "Home URL" ... erase the existing text, and paste (Ctrl-V) in the URL you previously copied to the clipboard. Click OK. You are done. PS: You are not on your own. Just ask a question in the right place, and someone will help you in very short order.

Nope. It didn't work last time I had tried it. Even with a login/logout. The Konqueror intro web page always came up.

Or maybe it was another of Kubuntu's quirks like the Adept database locking up all the time and having to drop to the command prompt to fix it. Or having to jump hoops to install Gnash in konqueror.
"

You are correct, in a way. The process I described does set the home page in konqueror ... however the problem you describe is that when you start konqueror, it does not open the home page on start-up.

Test it by clicking the "home" icon toolbar button immediately after you start konequeror and the konqueror intro page is showing.

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RE[5]: Vista is the future
by elsewhere on Fri 4th Apr 2008 04:05 in reply to "RE[4]: Vista is the future"
elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

Nope. It didn't work last time I had tried it. Even with a login/logout. The Konqueror intro web page always came up.


That is a bit of a bugger I ran into with the openSUSE version of KDE as well. You need to use Settings -> Save View Profile "Web Browsing" after you've reset your home page, in order to make the change stick, otherwise they'll wind up reverting back to distro defaults after a login/logout.

I'll be the first to admit that they could make it an easier process.

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RE[5]: Vista is the future
by tbcpp on Fri 4th Apr 2008 04:58 in reply to "RE[4]: Vista is the future"
tbcpp Member since:
2006-02-06

The "funny" thing is IE7 does the same thing. You have no choice but to go through their "onetime" setup to even set the homepage where you want it.

I've had clients totally stumped by this. And now they even try to push the whole "IE toolbar" junk. Now whenever you start up IE7 for the first time you have to go through 10 or so steps before everything is configured.

Firefox FTW!

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RE[5]: Vista is the future
by DeadFishMan on Fri 4th Apr 2008 15:40 in reply to "RE[4]: Vista is the future"
DeadFishMan Member since:
2006-01-09

Nope. It didn't work last time I had tried it. Even with a login/logout. The Konqueror intro web page always came up.

Or maybe it was another of Kubuntu's quirks like the Adept database locking up all the time and having to drop to the command prompt to fix it. Or having to jump hoops to install Gnash in konqueror.


I wish that people stopped using Kubuntu as a reference whenever they mention problems with KDE. More often than not, Kubuntu itself is the culprit of the problem. Kubuntu has to be the worst KDE implementation known to mankind and it is truly sad to see it being advertised as one of the leading KDE distros while better distros like Mandriva, OpenSUSE or even Mepis (which is also Debian-based) are rarely mentioned.

For those of you that like KDE, please try a distro that offer a good implementation with little to no tweaks and then see if you manage to reproduce the behavior seen on Kubuntu like Debian Etch/Lenny, Mepis, Slackware and a few others. Yeah, I challenge you!

Having said that, Konqueror definitely has a weird way to deal with those things and I can certainly understand some people's frustrations with it. If you click on the home button on the toolbar, it will show ~/ instead of the homepage that you wanted to see. The workaround for this is to create different profiles: filemanagement shows $HOME at startup while webbrowsing shows the webpage that was being displayed when you saved that profile. But Konqi will still show $HOME regardless of the profile being use when the Home button is clicked.

That's one of the few reasons that made me replace it with Firefox as my day-to-day browser. KHTML and KJS themselves could use some improvements on the speed and compatibility departments but they aren't too bad.

When people complained left and right that there were problems with Konqueror, the KDE devs decided to address it from the wrong side IMHO by trying to "improve" the file management experience with Dolphin. While I do agree that Dolphin is about to catch up with Konqi in features while offering something new after a little while, I still think that all this effort should have been directed towards improving Konqi as a web browser instead.

I will keep looking forward for a KDE standalone web browser based on Webkit that will give Firefox a run for its money...

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RE[4]: Vista is the future
by Fergy on Sun 6th Apr 2008 16:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Vista is the future"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Open Konqueror.

Go to the page you want as your home page: eg:
www.google.com

Select the text that is shown in the address bar and copy it to the clipboard (Crtl-C).

Settings -> Configure Konqueror.

In the middle of the settings dialog box, where it says "Home URL" ... erase the existing text, and paste (Ctrl-V) in the URL you previously copied to the clipboard.

Click OK.

I know this sounds easy for us nerds but most people I know can only comprehend 3 steps. Anything after that is too difficult.
1. go to page
2. right click home button
3. choose "make this my homepage"

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