Mozilla and Firefox

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Mozilla is getting further and further up my nose everyday so instead of upgrading to mozilla 1.73 I decided to try out firefox instead. This is not the first time that I am trying out firefox the first attempt was about an year ago but at the time it had quite a few problems with applets so it fell victim to an `rm`.

Mozilla is too smart. Try typing in www2.radinks.com into your browser chances are it will out think you and take you either to www.radinks.com or to radinks.com the problem here is that the three urls point to three different servers.

There is often a need to try out all three urls given above, to make sure that they are in sync, unfortunately mozilla insists on taking you where it thinks you should be going not where you want to go. If that's the way I want my software to behave I will work on windows.

The other major irritation with mozilla is that it frequently fails when copying a mail that has been delivered to the sent items folder (outbox). Since upgrading to gnome 2.6 the error message

Gtk-WARNING **: libgdk_pixbuf.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory always pops up when you try to start up the browser.

Enough about mozilla now for firefox. This is what happens when I try to install firefox:

./firefox-installer-bin: relocation error: /usr/local/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: undefined symbol: pango_find_base_dir

Certainly not the most auspicious of starts but I am willing to give it the benefit of the doubt and put the blame on my gnome installation.

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