Article: A Fast Free Reliable Web Browser

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A Fast Free Reliable Web Browser

By Stephen Bucaro

Mozilla is a free Web browser that offers more features
than Internet Explorer 6. At the core of Mozilla is Gecko,
a fast, reliable, opensource standardsbased page
rendering engine. You can have confidence in Mozilla
because it adheres strictly to World Wide Web Consortium
standards. Download Mozilla from http://mozilla.org

To install Mozilla, execute the selfextracting setup
program, mozillawin321.1installer.exe. The setup
program provides the option to set up Quick Launch, which
makes Mozilla start faster by keeping portions of the
program in the computers memory. The seup program also
provides the option to set Mozilla as your default browser.

=> Linux

Mozilla is fully certified to run on Red Hat Linux. First
log in as root and create a directory named Mozilla.
Download the file: mozilla1686pclinuxgnuinstaller.tar.gz
from http://mozilla.org to your Mozilla directory. Then
open a terminal window and change to the Mozilla directory.

The downloaded file has a .tar.gz extension. The .tar part
of the extension indicates that it is an archive. The .gz
part of the file indicates that it is compressed. To
decompress the archive type the following command.

tar zxvf moz.tar.gz

A directory named mozillainstaller will be created in the
Mozilla directory. Change to the mozillainstaller
directory and type in the following command.

./mozillainstaller

The Install Wizard will appear. Follow the instructions in
the Install Wizard.

To start Mozilla change to the directory where you
installed it (/usr/local/mozilla by default) and run the
./mozilla command.

To put a Mozilla icon in the gnome panel, open the gnome
main menu and select Panel Add to Panel Lancher... In
the Create Launcher applet dialog box that appears, click
on the No Icon button.

In the Choose an Icon dialog box that appears, browse to
the Mozilla/icons directory and select the mozicon16.xpm
icon. Click on the OK button. Then in the Create Launcher
applet dialog box enter the name: Mozilla, Command:
/usr/local/mozilla/mozilla. Make sure Application is
selected in the Type: drop down box. Click on the OK button.

=> Features

Mozilla's email reader can easily handle checking mail
from several servers at once without the complexity of
configuring multiple user profiles. The very first time
you launch Mail & Newsgroups, if you have not already set
up an account, it displays the Account Wizard so you can
create an account. To set up a mail account with an ISP or
email provider, you'll need to provide your user name,
email address, and incoming and outgoing mail server names.

Mozilla's builtin HTML editor, Composer, offers WYSIWYG
and HTML source code views. To open Composer select File
New Composer Page. Composer can FTP your files your Web
site.

Mozilla's Preferences menu lets you block popup windows.
To block popup windows, select Edit Preferences and
open Advanced Scripts & Plugins, and turn off the option
that lets scripts "open unrequested windows" This feature
alone makes Moziila worth having.

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