Mozilla vs Galeon
I used to use Mozilla 1.1 predominantly until now, when I switched to
Galeon 1.2.5 for a while.
These are the differences I found:
- Galeon Negatives:
- I have many many bookmarks in one folder (i have many folders as
well - in fact, the total number of bookmarks i have are over
1200). Now there is one very big problem. In the Bookmarks menu,
the menu does not scroll up and down, if all the items in the
current sub menu dont fit on the screen. This is very bad - i
*cant* reach *many* of my bookmarks???
- The bookmarks are stored in XBEL format. Mozilla stores them in
HTML and I can then put them up directly on my website and access
them from anywhere, any platform, any browser. I think HTML is
better than XBEL.
- "File Bookmarks" facility from Mozilla not available. This was
convenient for adding the bookmark to a particular folder, change the
bookmark name, the URL, all at the same time. This was a good feature
and can be added very simply to Galeon.
- Galeon positives
- Since it is natively made for Linux, it is faster, smaller,
smooth, and better. Mozilla's UI uses XUL for platform
independence, which makes it slower. I know, thats not Mozilla's
- Galeon, if it crashes, saves the session as it is. And recovers
when started again after crash. Mozilla really misses this feature.
Galeon also stores the session every time it closes normally, which
is then recovered during the next session. This is great.
- Galeon has more features and flexibility than Mozilla - more
options - which are really useful.
- Galeon integerates better with Gnome and with Linux in general,
while Mozilla is cross platform.
However, due to bookmarks negatives of Galeon, I will choose Mozilla over Galeon
for now. If those were not there, I would have undoubtedly chosen Galeon.
Nevertheless, both of these are great software.
Tuesday, 15-Nov-2005 04:51:56 EST