[THIN] Re: Web Browsers

The language support out of the box isn't as comprehensive as IE.  

 

Here is a current list of available localization projects:

http://www.mozilla.org/projects/l10n/mlp_otherproj.html

 

You can also manually convert to any language you want:

http://texturizer.net/firefox/localize.html

 

I haven't tested the alternate language configurations so I can't make
any recommendations on it.

 

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From: Fred Pabia [mailto:Fred.Pabia@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 9:31 AM
To: Trevor Fuson
Subject: RE: [THIN] Re: Web Browsers

 

HI Trevor,

Firebird sounds like what I need here. We do offer IE in 15 different
languages right now (IE's menus & dialogs) and was wondering if Firebird
has something similar. Thank you.

        -----Original Message-----
        From: Trevor Fuson [mailto:fuson@xxxxxxx]
        Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 10:15 AM
        To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [THIN] Re: Web Browsers

        I have to agree, Firebird is really the best browser for
Terminal Services.

         

        Here is why:

         

        1.      It is a very tight browser, it has excellent
performance. 
        2.      It doesn't have the broad spectrum of vulnerabilities
that IE has. 
        3.      The 250MS draw delay saves bandwidth and increases end
user responsiveness.  By contrast IE renders the page dynamically, or
you can change it to render the page in the background.  Unfortunately
IE draw in background results in the end users waiting for a long time
for pages to display. 
        4.      Tabbed browsing and popup blocking built-in. 
        5.      Customizable UI. You can remove any visual element, such
as a menu item, by editing the browser.xul file.  This file is contained
in the zip file named browser.jar.  
        6.      The control panel is extremely simple and easy to use
for end users, there are not unnecessary item in the control panel to
confuse them. Administrators can customize the browsers 500+
configuration options by typing about:config in the address bar. 

         

        Firefox is nicer than Mozilla as well because the salting for
the profile directory is easier to handle.

         

        Mozilla uses a binary file in C:\Documents and
Settings\%USERNAME%\Application Data\Mozilla called registry.dat to
specify the location of the user profile.  This binary file stores the
full path to the profile information, meaning the username changes an
you need some way to modify the path in the binary file.  

         

        Firefox uses a plain text .ini file, C:\Documents and
Settings\%USERNAME%\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\profile.ini.  The
path in the ini file is relative.  This means that the changes you make
in the profile in the default user account works properly for all users
in the terminal server.  Not to mention it is much easier editing the
profile file.

         

         

         

        
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        From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Kenzig
http://thin.net
        Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 6:29 AM
        To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [THIN] Re: Web Browsers

         

        Correct as in MOZILLA Firefox.  Works fine on Citrix.

                -----Original Message-----
                From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Schill, Mark
                Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 9:08 AM
                To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
                Subject: [THIN] Re: Web Browsers

                If you just need a browser and nothing else I would
recommend Firefox.

                 

                Mark E. Schill, CCA
                BellSouth Technology Group

                
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                From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Kenzig
http://thin.net
                Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 8:37 AM
                To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
                Subject: [THIN] Re: Web Browsers

                 

                What is wrong with Mozilla?

                        -----Original Message-----
                        From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Greg Reese
                        Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 8:30 AM
                        To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
                        Subject: [THIN] Web Browsers

                        I have been asked to explore web browser
alternatives for our Windows 2003 terminal servers. 

                        Personally, I like Opera a lot and use it on my
laptop but it may be a little much for my users. 

                        Has anyone loaded up other browsers on Windows
2003 and what kind of problems have you run into in doing so. 

                        Thanks! 

                        Greg 

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