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Re: Replacements for Firefox and Thurderbird; re search engines from this discussion

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i'm not a sophisticated tech person & i use Firefox over Chrome/Chromium, i've been happier with it. Whether they are part of the information sucking ecosystem i don't know.i don't use a mail app, i use only proton mail, most secure email available in my humble opinion.


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> 1.  Re: Replacements for Firefox and Thunderbird? (rikona)
> 2.  Re: Replacements for Firefox and Thunderbird? (Colin Law)
> 3.  Re: Replacements for Firefox and Thunderbird? (rikona)
> 4.  Re: Replacements for Firefox and Thunderbird? (Ralf Mardorf)
> 5.  Re: Replacements for Firefox and Thunderbird?
>     (J. Paul Bissonnette)
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> 6.  Re: Replacements for Firefox and Thunderbird? (Ralf Mardorf)
> 7.  Re: Replacements for Firefox and Thunderbird?
>     (J. Paul Bissonnette)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 13:35:43 -0800
> From: rikona [hidden email]
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: Replacements for Firefox and Thunderbird?
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> On Wed, 13 Jan 2021 11:41:51 -0800
> Walt [hidden email] wrote:
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> > I have had good results using Pale Moon. I still use TBird however.
> > walt, W7PRB
>
> I use both also, but have not figured out how to easily/reliably update
> Pale Moon [says is untrusted source and won't update]. How do you do
> that?
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> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 21:37:45 +0000
> From: Colin Law [hidden email]
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
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> Subject: Re: Replacements for Firefox and Thunderbird?
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> On Wed, 13 Jan 2021 at 18:38, Kaj Haulrich [hidden email] wrote:
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> > Now, since Mozilla has jumped on the thought police bandwagon to join Google, Twitter, Amazon and Facebook, ...
>
> I must have missed something. For the uninitiated amongst us can you
> point us to information relating to that please?
>
> Colin
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> Message: 3
> Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 13:53:26 -0800
> From: rikona [hidden email]
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: Replacements for Firefox and Thunderbird?
> Message-ID: 20210113135326.710a6f00@chewie
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> > it depends. What do you need? Claws is a nice MUA, with less
> > dependencies, but lacks comfortable HTML, outgoing message filters and
> > several other features. On some machines Claws GTK2 branch suffers
> > from a serious issue, so you might need to build the GTK3 branch,
> > which fortunately isn't hard to do.
>
> Does this imply that Claws may/will not work in the latest Kubuntu?
>
> > Regarding a browser I would recommend against Pale Moon, TOR and Co,
> > if you really want to get rid of Firefox.
>
> Building a new browser if a huge job. The 'base' for many browsers is
> thus FF or Chrome, modified, with more or less of the obnoxious stuff
> removed. AIUI one can't remove all of it and still have it run.
>
> > The only Firefox clone that
> > would probably fit your wish might be IceCat, but raw formulated
> > "IceCat is not compatible with the Internet". An alternative might be
> > Falkon.
>
> Falkon didn't run well, but I forget the details - that was a while ago.
>
> > Again, it depends on what you want to do with the browser. If
> > you dislike the new Firefox poolicy, it's hard to recommend other
> > browsers.
>
> > I liked Opera, but upstream did a step into the wrong
> > direction, too.
>
> So did I - used it for a long time, ran well. But, the Chrome and China
> connections made it a bad choice for me. Hated to see the old one go
> though...
>
> > Vivaldi?
>
> Runs OK, has some stuff removed to make it more attractive.
>
> I rather like Brave, but it is a run disaster. It eats up ALL memory in
> the box and causes several problems, bad enough that I've stopped
> using it. If they'd fix that memory hog issue, I'd put that near the
> top of my list.
>
> > I'm using different browsers for different purposes, even
> > Google-Chrome, which unlikely will run on my Intel GPU on Ubuntu, with
> > the dropped "intel" driver and only the "modesetting" driver
> > available. I didn't test it on Ubuntu yet, but finished a test on
> > Arch Linux today, so I'm back with kernels <5 and the "intel" driver.
> > It's a shame that Intel support is broken and that there's no
> > recovery in sight. Yes, yes, several users will now claim that their
> > Intel PCs run without issues ... mine did, too ;), it still does with
> > 4.19, still supported longterm kernels. How long will yours run
> > without issues? Kernel updates will follow.
> > https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-Debian-Abandon-Intel-DDX
> > https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=370022
> > https://www.kernel.org/
> > Btw. on my machine Firefox suffers from hangs, too, when using the
> > "modesetting" driver.
> > IOW if you chose a new mailer and/or browser, do also some research
> > about Linux hardware support and interaction with the software.
> > Regards,
> > Ralf
>
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> Message: 4
> Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 23:01:35 +0100
> From: Ralf Mardorf [hidden email]
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: Replacements for Firefox and Thunderbird?
> Message-ID: 20210113230135.35d31cb2@archlinux
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> On Wed, 13 Jan 2021 21:37:45 +0000, Colin Law wrote:
>
> > On Wed, 13 Jan 2021 at 18:38, Kaj Haulrich [hidden email] wrote:
> >
> > > Now, since Mozilla has jumped on the thought police bandwagon to
> > > join Google, Twitter, Amazon and Facebook, ...
> >
> > I must have missed something. For the uninitiated amongst us can you
> > point us to information relating to that please?
>
> When I opened Firefox for the first time running a Xubuntu 20.04.1
> live session, all those where provided as links when opening a new tab
> and the Amazon link was actually pinned. IIRC each time upgrading
> Firefox on what ever distro, all this Google safe browsing spying is
> renewed, see about:config. I'm one of those humans, that don't order
> anything from Amazon and I already get pustules when removing the link.
> I do understand that the OP dislikes this. However, I'm using Firefox
> for some purposes. There's no replacement for the letter "a", there are
> still letters from "b" to "z", but none does replace "a". FWIW I never
> used and never ever will use Twitter or Facebook, neither do I need a
> replacement for Twitter and Facebook, for my needs it's easy to order
> from way better dealers, than Amazone, but even while I dislike Google,
> it's the search engine I'm using most of the times, since I'm not aware
> of a reliable "replacement" and I need to survive in the nowadays
> world, too.
>
>
>

Ralf, try duckduck.go search. It was created by a non-profit in southeaster Pennsylvania here in the US. They don't collect data on you & you can even use some google services like google maps through them using ! commands. i've been very happy with it & i haven't used google search in years now.

best,

david
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> Message: 5
> Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 18:14:13 -0400
> From: "J. Paul Bissonnette" [hidden email]
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: Replacements for Firefox and Thunderbird?
> Message-ID: 20210113181413.03e3a7fe@jpb-HP
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> On Wed, 13 Jan 2021 19:37:11 +0100
> Kaj Haulrich [hidden email] wrote:
>
> > Now, since Mozilla has jumped on the thought police bandwagon to join
> > Google, Twitter, Amazon and Facebook, I'm looking for alternative
> > browsers and an e-mail clients to run on my (K)Ubuntu workstation.
> > Kmail and Evolution both both want to pull in a lot of dependencies,
> > and I will not touch Gmail (or anything Google) in any way, manner,
> > shape or form. Can anyone recommend a lean e-mail client and a
> > browser that does not 'phone home'?
>
> I have been using Claws Mail for close to 20 Years, Using Vivaldi for a
> browser. Vivaldi use the Chrome engine so I am not sure if it is Google
> spyware or not.
>
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> Message: 6
> Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 23:16:31 +0100
> From: Ralf Mardorf [hidden email]
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: Replacements for Firefox and Thunderbird?
> Message-ID: 20210113231631.609d075d@archlinux
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> On Wed, 13 Jan 2021 13:53:26 -0800, rikona wrote:
>
> > > it depends. What do you need? Claws is a nice MUA, with less
> > > dependencies, but lacks comfortable HTML, outgoing message filters
> > > and several other features. On some machines Claws GTK2 branch
> > > suffers from a serious issue, so you might need to build the GTK3
> > > branch, which fortunately isn't hard to do.
> >
> > Does this imply that Claws may/will not work in the latest Kubuntu?
>
> I don't know? Not all users experience this issue. Using Ubuntu 16.04
> the GTK2 branch does work in openbox. Using Arch Linux the GTK2 branch
> worked in openbox, too, but one day it started sufferring from crashes.
> I always build the latest Claws GTK2 version of Claws using the same
> flags on Ubuntu 16.04 and Arch Linux (a rolling release). A while back
> I migrated to the GTK3 branch for Arch Linux, it doesn't build on
> Ubuntu 16.04, fortunately the GTK2 branch is still stable on Ubuntu
> 16.04. However, a Lubuntu developer noticed the same issue for several
> GTK2 apps with Ubuntu flavour releases > 16.04. I wonder if it's
>
> related to Intel GPUs. IIRC it is some X thread whatsoever related
> issue.
>
>
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> Message: 7
> Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 18:26:58 -0400
> From: "J. Paul Bissonnette" [hidden email]
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: Replacements for Firefox and Thunderbird?
> Message-ID: 20210113182658.67942705@jpb-HP
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
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> On Wed, 13 Jan 2021 13:53:26 -0800
> rikona [hidden email] wrote:
>
> > Does this imply that Claws may/will not work in the latest Kubuntu?
>
> Works on Ubuntustudio 20.04 LTS. There were a few minor issues, can't
> remember exactly which.
>
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