Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 31st Dec 2005 16:55 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "SeaMonkey is the successor of the Mozilla Suite, described as 'a community effort to deliver production-quality releases of code derived from the application formerly known as Mozilla Application Suite'. And it's finally got a brand new logo, one that supposedly represents a SeaMonkey but actually ended up looking like a blue bird, at least to my untrained eye." In addition, Camino 1.0b2 has been released.
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Simple question...
by truckweb on Sat 31st Dec 2005 17:41 UTC
truckweb
Member since:
2005-07-06

Why SeaMonkey when you can use FireFox and Thunderbird?

What's so good about SeaMonkey?

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RE: Simple question...
by miscz on Sat 31st Dec 2005 17:47 in reply to "Simple question..."
miscz Member since:
2005-07-17

It's what Firefox doesn't want to be - entire suite with mail app, site composer, chat, etc. Some people like that, some people don't - it's all about freedom to choose ;)

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RE: Simple question...
by CPUGuy on Sat 31st Dec 2005 17:47 in reply to "Simple question..."
CPUGuy Member since:
2005-07-06

What's so good about Firefox?

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RE: Simple question...
by jessta on Sat 31st Dec 2005 18:13 in reply to "Simple question..."
jessta Member since:
2005-08-17

Well, If you're going to run both thunderbird and firefox then it's probably better to run the SeaMonkey suite seeing as that would mean that you would only need to run one instance of the gecko engine.

Hopefully this issue will be resolved when XULRunner gets finished.

Also the integration between the application is much better in seamonkey.

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RE: Simple question...
by urbanRealist on Sat 31st Dec 2005 18:41 in reply to "Simple question..."
urbanRealist Member since:
2005-12-31

I have both Firefox and the Mozilla Suite installed. Part of this is that I like the mozilla mail client better than Thunderbird. The other reason is the Mozilla Composer. I don't know of a simpler way to write/update HTML pages. I know most people would use either a text editor or something like Dreamweaver, but the composer is a nice in-between that I've never found an equivalent to.

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RE[2]: Simple question...
by gonzalo on Sat 31st Dec 2005 19:38 in reply to "RE: Simple question..."
gonzalo Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm not endorsing this in any way or saying Firefox + Nvu is better than Seamonkey + Composer, but if you want, you can use Nvu ( http://www.nvu.com/ ) which is more or less a "standalone version of Composer".

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RE[2]: Simple question...
by rm6990 on Sat 31st Dec 2005 21:05 in reply to "RE: Simple question..."
rm6990 Member since:
2005-07-04

Nvu is based on Mozilla Composer, with a hell of a lot more options and a nice integrated site manager.

Mozilla Suite essentially became Firefox, Thunderbird and Nvu.

Nvu can be downloaded from www.nvu.com.

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RE: Simple question...
by Rafal_Glazar on Sun 1st Jan 2006 03:08 in reply to "Simple question..."
Rafal_Glazar Member since:
2006-01-01

This is one of those questions that I usualy reply "Why use Linux when there is Windows?" To me the answer is simple. Because it's there and it suits my needs better. For you Firefox and Thunderbird might be better. It's called diversity and freedom of choice.

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RE: Simple question...
by vikramsharma on Sun 1st Jan 2006 16:52 in reply to "Simple question..."
vikramsharma Member since:
2005-07-06

I am not sure but isn't FireFox based on the original Mozilla 1.8. I could be a little off topic here. FireFox to me is a standalone browser version of SeaMonkey.

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RE[2]: Simple question...
by edwdig on Mon 2nd Jan 2006 04:50 in reply to "RE: Simple question..."
edwdig Member since:
2005-08-22

I am not sure but isn't FireFox based on the original Mozilla 1.8. I could be a little off topic here. FireFox to me is a standalone browser version of SeaMonkey.

The core engine of FireFox is the same as Mozilla, but a lot of features have been removed, and most of the Preferences options have been removed. FireFox forces you to mess around in about:config to change a lot of options, when the suite has a nice interface to do it.

About the only thing FireFox does better than the suite is it has a nicer theme. Contrary to popular belief, FireFox eats more memory and is slower than the suite. It also requires you to add a bunch of extensions and mess with the config options by hand to get what you already get in the suite.

In the end, the suite is practical but FireFox is trendy, hence FireFox gets all the attention.

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