Konqueror VS Firefox

Firefox is great but since I visit several websites that Firefox is unable to render properly I have no choice but to find an alternative. I am starting to hate Firefox and forcing myself to love Konqueror and Galeon but still whenever I am using Firefox I feel like using a familiar application. Like when … Continue reading →

Firefox for Linux is Broken?

Few days ago, I talked about a bug in Firefox (1.5.0.3 ubuntu dapper) related to the display of Urdu Fonts. On Oreilly Linux Devcenter, Caitlyn Martin discusses problems with Firefox for Linux. In the article titled “Why Is Firefox For Linux So Terribly Broken?” she writes: I’m currently running Firefox 1.5.0.4 on three Linux distributions: … Continue reading →

Urdu Font Rendering Bug in Ubuntu Dapper

The only thing which is troubling me with Dapper is some bug with Firefox and Thunderbird. I check many Urdu websites each day, particularly blogs and BBC Urdu. There are two most popular Urdu fonts Nafees Web Naskh and Urdu Naskh Asiatype. Unfortunately Firefox, Thunderbird and Epiphany are unable to display these fonts. Instead pages … Continue reading →

Easter eggs

Hidden Gems

Did you know your Open Office has a Game hidden somewhere? Programmers call it Easter Eggs and I just found one from Planet Ubuntu. To activate this game, open a spread sheet in your open office, type the following formula in any cell and press enter: =Game(“StarWars”) A screen like this will popup: Select your … Continue reading →

Firefox vs Epiphany - Browser Wars in Linux World

Firefox and Epiphany Web Browsers for Ubuntu

I am now a regular at Ubuntu support forums. I find it very exciting to learn new things that I can do with my free operating system. Few days ago, I came across this poll. What do Ubuntu users feel should be the default web browser in Dapper? Epiphany Firefox Opera Before switching to Ubuntu/Linux … Continue reading →