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    Linux Desktops/Modems/Browsers

    Hey all,

    Is there a preferable browser to use with Linux, i.e., Mozilla, Konqueror, etc?

    One thing I have gotten used to with windows is the ability to create a dialup shortcut on the desktop, bringing up the modem dial out dialog and clicking "connect". Is it possible to put a shortcut on the desktop to activate the modem as opposed to manually activating the device or setting the device to activate on startup, and, if so, how do I do get it on the desktop?

    Another friendly little windows GUI aspect I miss (as in below) is the little modem indicator in the system tray which indicates the dial up connection details in W98...is there an alternative with Linux and if so how do I put it up?

    Have just printed out all 800 or so pages of the Red Hat 8.0 documentary CD, getting started, customizations, etc. Hope these questions are not premature...
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    Re: Linux Desktops/Modems/Browsers

    hehe heya Mike,

    Preferrable browser??? The whole idea of linux (open source) is there isn't a preferrable anything and there many many versions of everything. Its really just a personal opinion. I use Mozilla and Netscape. Netscape, in my opinion is a better broswer and mail client (linux version). Mozilla is also good and evolution for mail is ok (should come with RH 8)

    Unfortunately, I'v never used a modem with linux, always had DSL or IDSN with a router. Sorry... but I do have 1 solution...

    GET DSL OR CABLE.... hehehe

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    Mike Wolfman
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