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[trinity-users] Re: installing icecat from source packages

From: William Morder via tde-users <ml-migration-agent@...>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 04:51:21 -0700

On Tuesday 15 September 2020 04:37:55 E. Liddell via tde-users wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Sep 2020 18:36:39 -0700
> "William Morder via trinity-users" 
<trinity-users@...> wrote:
> > On Monday 14 September 2020 18:22:35 E. Liddell wrote:
> > > On Mon, 14 Sep 2020 08:01:40 -0700
> > >
> > > William Morder via tde-users <ml-migration-agent@...> 
> > > > On a side note, I wonder if we could get a proper, working,
> > > > up-to-date version of icecat into the repositories somewhere (as it
> > > > has disappeared from Trisquel and others).
> > >
> > > Why?  It's just a rebrand of Firefox with a few trivial patches, as far
> > > as I know. If you find Firefox itself unsatisfactory, try one of the
> > > other forks/cousins from the Mozilla family (Pale Moon, Waterfox, or
> > > Seamonkey).
> >
> > Not so! True, it does look pretty much the same, and to the untrained
> > eye, they are about equal. After having used a lot of Mozilla browsers, I
> > can tell you for sure that Icecat offers some major differences.
> They say right out on their own site:
> "IceCat is generated from Firefox with the scripts available in the Git
> repository of GNUzilla."
> Ergo, Firefox with some patches and possibly bundled extensions.  Most
> distros without Debian ancestry don't even package it.
I don't argue that point. What I mean is, those little differences make all 
the difference. You don't need to believe or disbelieve me; check it out for 
yourself, by watching your network traffic, by watching the requests made by 
your browser, just because you click on a tab or scroll through a page. 

> E. Liddell

Some years ago, I got into a dispute with somebody who refused to believe that 
using javascript would reveal all your system information. The large social 
network that he was using required javascript, as a new policy. As I said 
then, you don't need to believe me, just use an IP checker page. 

Same thing here: If you don't believe me, then just try what I say, and you 
might change your mind, or at least decide that I am not totally bonkers. 

No matter. If you are content with what you have, then shine on. 


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