Before installing make sure you have installed Mozilla Firefox from the repo and the essential Adobe Flash plugin for it.
Midori is a fast webkit based browser with some great features such as
It performs well in Centos/RHEL especially if using Fluxbox window manager. It is in beta, however, so there may be a few bugs but it is worth spending a few minutes checking it out.
- Full integration with GTK+2.
- Fast rendering with WebKit.
- Tabs, windows and session management.
- Bookmarks are stored with XBEL.
- Searchbox based on OpenSearch.
SeaMonkey is a much loved Firefox alternative and is used as default browser in many distros. It includes IRC Chat, Mail, Newsgroup & Address book and Html editor. You can add it to your Centos\RHEL installation with a few simple commands.
Both the above are available from the nux-dextop repository, which has become an essential repo for Centos/RHEL
To obtain the repo first install wget if not already installed
$ sudo yum -y install wget
$ wget http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el6/i386/nux-dextop-release-0-1.el6.nux.noarch.rpm
$ wget http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el6/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-1.el6.nux.noarch.rpm
for the repo pack
$ sudo rpm -Uvh nux-dextop-release-0-1.el6.nux.noarch.rpm
to install it.
$ sudo vi /etc/yum.repos.d/nux-dextop.repo
set 'enabled' to '0'
$ sudo yum -y --enablerepo=nux-dextop install midori seamonkey
to install midori and/or seamonkey
You can run them with
If you are using Fluxbox then place
F9 : ExecCommand midori
In your /home/anton/.fluxbox/keys file
And just hit F9 to run (or whatever key binding you assigned)
See Fluxbox key bindings for more.
There are other useful programs in the nux-dextop repo so even if you dont keep Midori or Seamonkey there will be something else worth using in there. Check out some other repos for Centos 6
Labels: Browsers, Centos 6, Midori, Nux-Dextop repo, RHEL, SeaMonkey