LXLE to switch to SeaMonkey as a default browser in their distros! 😎
The decision to switch to SeaMonkey as the default web browser for LXLE is something not taken lightly.
The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to develop an all-in-one internet application suite. Such a software suite was previously made popular by Netscape and Mozilla, and the SeaMonkey project continues to develop and deliver high-quality updates to this concept. Containing a web browser, email & newsgroup client with a feed reader, HTML editor, IRC chat and an Address Book. SeaMonkey also has longevity under its belt plus a very close overall relationship with Mozilla. It uses much of the same source code which powers Firefox and Thunderbird while legal backing is provided by the Mozilla Foundation.
The LXLE Desktop
It’s nice to see another Linux distro choosing SeaMonkey as their default browser! 😎 Specially, in this crazy era of stripped-down and bland browsers. 🙄
I think Linux can benefit greatly from suites because Linux doesn’t have a universal way to install or uninstall software across all the their distros. There is always a challenge when I want to find a specific app and install or compile it in my Puppy Linux machine. It just not as smooth as Mac OS or Windows.
Other cool power-users suites or browsers with rich features that I’m playing with are:
Just to name a few. 😉
It’s finally here! ❗ Jon von Tetzchner one of the founders of Opera made the long-awaited Opera killer. 😈 He made a browser that will pick up where Opera-Presto left off. 😎
The browser Vivaldi, shares the same name as the community Vivaldi.net. A place where most ex-My Opera members spend time as their new home. 😉
This browser is pretty slick! Vivaldi it’s build with the WebKit-based Chromium instead of their own original layout-engine. I guess due to the popularity of Google Chrome, they want to maximize on compatibility. Still, it would have been nice for them to have their own engine. Or, why not use Gecko instead? ❓
The integrated mail will be there in future builds. I hope it has a smooth way to import from M2, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, etc…
Tabs change color to the colors of the website or favicon you are viewing. There is also Tab-Staking from the old Opera, Notes, and many other Opera-Presto goodies! 😎
Here is a list of links with reviews and information about the Vivaldi browser:
I have been very happy using SeaMonkey as my main browser, and I don’t have plans to switch to Vivaldi any time soon. But now I have a second browser option from SeaMonkey. 😀
If you miss the old Opera, you should definitely try Vivaldi. 🙂
Download Vivaldi: https://vivaldi.com/
Add-on Converter is a fantastic useful tool that enable the conversion of Firefox and Thunderbird extensions to SeaMonkey. 😎
Finally! :grin: I can make my browser compatible with almost every extension Firefox or Thunderbird have. 😎 Now I have more extensions to play in my extension list! Plus, pretty much I can make SeaMonkey behave like, or better than Presto-Opera. 😈
I don’t miss Opera anymore. 👿
I wish I had stayed all alone with Netscape ➡ Mozilla Suite ➡ SeaMonkey as the main default browser. 😦 But at least it was always installed in all my computers as a second choice to Opera. 🙂
Woo hoooo!! ❗ SeaMonkey 2.29 has been released! 😎
I have to say, I haven’t looked back after I switched from Opera to SeaMonkey. 😀
I find SeaMonkey to be a solid browser. Plus, it’s the last cross-platform integrated Internet suite still updated.
Can anyone see the similarities between SeaMonkey and the Pepsi latest logo, or it is just me? ❗
After months of submissions and selection processes, the SeaMonkey Council announced a new logo for its project and application. The project’s initial call for logo submissions was answered with no fewer than 197 different proposals submitted by Mozilla and SeaMonkey community members. From those 197 logos, amongst which were many good options, the Council selected the new logo after many discussions and a long decision process.
The SeaMonkey Council
The Pepsi logo was revamped by New York-based Arnell Group for $1 million, much to the criticism of both the press and the consumers. The new design featured a “smile”, with a less formal rounded lowercase typeface.
Every time I see Pepsi in the stores, or a truck in the road with the logo, SeaMonkey is the first thing that comes to my mind.
Anyway, I prefer Coke over Pepsi any day! 😛 😉
It is time now to abandon ship My Opera! 😮
I wouldn’t say I am surprised with the decision of closing down My Opera. But it is the sad conclusion after more than a year of Opera’s bad decisions, starting with Jon S. von Tetzchner leaving, the Unite, M2, and Presto fiasco, etc… 😡
One thing, after many years of using Opera, (since version 3, and starting with 5 as a default browser) I no longer use it. I uninstalled everything Opera and moved to SeaMonkey for good. 😈 In a way I went back to my previous browser Netscape.
As for this blog, I might move to WordPress or another blog hosting. I don’t know yet. It’s just a silly little Batman blog. 😉
Opera Desktop Team:
Important announcement about your My Opera account
Opera had shot themselves in the foot by striping all the features that made them so special. 😦 The separation of M2 from the browser was the last straw for me after the Unite disappointment. 😡
I still will use Opera 12.15 till support ends, but it is going to be hard moving my mail to another program. 😮 I have used M2 for many years and I have become comfortable using it as part of the browser. The only other option I see out there is probably SeaMonkey. 😮