No Browser?

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Timmi
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No Browser?

Post#1 by Timmi » 30 Aug 2017, 22:28

I was giving Porteus a spin, 3.2.2 and I noticed that there is no browser.
I thought: Really? That can't be!

I found one that is text-based, but since it is unstalble, crashing shortly after launch, that is not very helpful.

Or have I just not found it?
Maybe someone can show me where it is hidden?

Everyone needs a browser - 100% of users, unlike some other apps I saw in there that may not be needed by everyone. And I don't see what would be wrong with including Midori, so people can at least access the Porteus page (as I wanted to, to look up what the default password is in Live mode - without which, it is not possible to go and fetch a browser!).
Sure, let users decide on the FF vs. Cr choice later on... but not including even a basic one is severely myopic.

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Post#2 by Ed_P » 31 Aug 2017, 00:39

Have you looked here: http://dl.porteus.org/x86_64/Porteus-v3.2.2/modules/

Download, put in your modules folder, dbl click on it, activate.

:)
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Post#3 by privateip » 31 Aug 2017, 12:20

Hi,
I use Firefox by downloading the version I prefer from https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/

Extract the file in /mnt/sda1/programs and make link firefox, then put that link in Desktop

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Post#4 by ncmprhnsbl » 31 Aug 2017, 12:57

Timmi wrote:
30 Aug 2017, 22:28
I noticed that there is no browser.
keeping ISO Size down, user choice, and the browsers update so often these days(typically right after release) ..
there is a set of update-<browser> scripts (but this doesnt help if you can't guess the root pasword) :(
Timmi wrote:
30 Aug 2017, 22:28
And I don't see what would be wrong with including Midori,
while midori itself is quite small, when you factor in its dependency webkitgtk, it's as big as the others..
lynx is perhaps too basic/hard to use/buggy..
netsurf might be a possible contender..
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