beartooth at comcast.net
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
>> or skip the site.
> Web browser with rudimentary https/ssl support you are considering safe
> . 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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