Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Thu 25th Sep 2008 17:55 UTC, submitted by fsmag
Internet & Networking "Epiphany is the web browser for the GNOME desktop. Its goal is to be simple and easy to use. Epiphany ties together many GNOME components in order to let you focus on the Web content, instead of the browser application." This article starts out with a little history about the Epiphany browser and goes on to talk about the advantages of this light-weight browser.
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Are you kidding me?
by sorpigal on Mon 29th Sep 2008 15:00 UTC
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Despite the breezy and up-beat tone of this article it fails to mention an important point: Epiphany is useless junk.

At one time Galeon was better than Mozilla at some things, but since Phoenix this has largely gone away. Epiphany was never and is not better than Firefox in any way, except lower memory usage. They achieve this by sacrificing everything.

You might as well use Kazehakase, another GTK based browser. It's better in some ways, worse in some ways but the same in every important respect: It's not a good browser, not as good as Firefox, except in that it uses less RAM. Big deal.

The only reason Epiphany exists (and *certainly* the only reason it gets this kind of fanboy writeup) is because GNOME devs are usability and UI bigots. They have their One True way of doing things and anything that operates outside of or slightly deviates from The Way is abhorrent and must be replaced by something that conforms. Firefox is like this: It isn't GNOMEy enough, its buttons are sometimes not all HIGgy, its configuration is not limited to just the useless settings that J. Random Dumbass will occasionally change, but which have no useful effect.

Nothing to see here, move along.

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