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Beartooth beartooth at
Sun Dec 1 18:48:01 UTC 2013

On Sat, 30 Nov 2013 06:08:08 +0100, poma wrote:

> On 25.11.2013 21:50, Beartooth wrote:
>> 	In the past, I have always set my default browser to Dillo, which
>> is very fast and very safe; and it usually shows me at least enough to
>> guess reasonably well whether I want to go on, switch to another
>> browser,
>> or skip the site.
> Web browser with rudimentary https/ssl support you are considering safe
> [1]. Really?

	Yes. That has been part of its purpose for well over ten years, 
if not since inception. It does not accept cookies, nor keep a history 
file, for instance. It aims to be as nearly minimal as it can, short of 
being text-only. The idea, as with the early routers, is to have nothing 
there for a cracker to get hold of. 

>> 	I've managed to make it a partial default (under xfce4 in F18).
>> Pan, for instance, routinely opens links in Dillo. Alpine, however,
>> does not. (I run Alpine on a remote host, over ssh; is that relevant?
>> It does open Firefox.)

	Fwiw, my experience elsewhere is that getting a program on one 
machine to manage apps on another is not trivial.

>> 	Like so many other things of late, the software to set default
>> choices seems to have been moved to some new place, without leaving a
>> spoor behind to follow. So the place I found to set defaults is quite
>> likely not the main one. What is??
> You too really don't have idea what you're talking about.
> Don't you?

	Is it my imagination, or has the use of common courtesy dropped 
several levels lately? 
Beartooth Staffwright, Neo-Redneck Not Quite Clueless Power User
Remember I have precious (very precious!) little idea where up is.

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