domingo, 13 de febrero de 2011
GNU Icecat: A Free Browser
Today I learned a bit about GNUzilla and its Free browser named Icecat.
Basically, it is a version of Firefox free of proprietary elements, just as Debian's Iceweasel.
Well, I thought it may be an interesting experiment to try Icecat, so I downloaded the tarball. However, installing it was beyond my knowledge.
Then, I chose a different approach:
1. I opened Synaptic
2. I added the following repository: "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnuzilla-team/ppa/ubuntu hardy main"
3. I reloaded Synaptic's repository list.
The rest was easy: I downloaded Icecat from Synaptic and it took care of the browser's configuration.
The result? Now I'm typing this entry using Icecat! :P