Browser choices & flash
freebsd.user at seibercom.net
Wed Sep 8 22:02:38 UTC 2010
On Wed, 8 Sep 2010 07:46:53 -0400
Robert Huff <roberthuff at rcn.com> articulated:
> David Southwell writes:
> > One of our freebsd systems is a user terminal with desktop. We
> > have constant difficulties with web browsing on that
> > platform. Here is the data
> > 2. PROBLEMS
> > Frequent crashing of all available browsers - seems to be flash
> > related.
> > 3. ADVICE PLEASE
> > Most reliable browser combination and recomendations of specific
> > port combinations which can deliver reliable browsing including
> > flash capability.
> What "works" for me - doesn't crash, but sometimes can't
> handle the content - is:
> firefox-3.6.8 (or)
> installed per the Handbook. A minor annoyance is the wrapper
> doesn't exit cleanly and tends to leave hung jobs; not noticeable
> resource sink, until you have 20+ of them ....
The biggest problem with firefox is that FreeBSD does not have a
compatible (current) version of Java available for it. If you don't need
Java, all is well and good; otherwise, you are screwed.
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