On Dec 12, 2016, at 2:15 PM, Daniel Quintiliani <address@hidden
Seems like a lot of work and reading material for a Windows user who just wants to browse the web and not have to worry about corporate and government spooks. Plus there's the risk M$ is tampering with the virtual machine client, remember you still have UEFI too so it's possible.---Dan QOn Mon, 12 Dec 2016 12:13:49 +0100, Narcis Garcia <address@hidden> wrote:
In this needings situation I'd prefer one of following options:
1) Use directly the computer with GNU/Linux when needing to browse web
2) Use remotely (eg. vnc) the computer with GNU/Linux to browse web
3) Run a GNU/Linux virtual machine in Windows host to browse web
Running FOSS in Windows, you are exposing this software to
viruses/spammers/trackers customization out of your control.
Most of Windows malware is prepared to modify user's aplications behaviour.
El 11/12/16 a les 19:18, Daniel Quintiliani ha escrit:
You think that people who, through no fault of their own, can only afford cheap laptops, or are stuck with Secure Boot and TPM because they lack technical expertise to build a computer, should be forced to use unfree browsers like Edge and Chrome, or the privacy settings of Firefox? I have two computers, one Win10 and one Xubuntu, both of which I built myself. I need the Windows computer for a few unfree things, mainly as a substitute for a television for my bedroom, and when I'm stuck with this pretty DRM machine for whatever reason, I'd rather use a GNU project browser than DRM and privacy risks like Edge, Chrome, and Firefox. Wouldn't you?
On Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:55:09 +0100, Narcis Garcia <address@hidden> wrote:
"IceCat is more needed on unfree OSes than free OSes"
I don't subscribe this sentence. Completely not.
El 04/12/16 a les 22:29, Daniel Quintiliani ha escrit:
IceCat is more needed on unfree OSes than free OSes. That's why I was a little bummed to not see a Windows release of v45, when I have to use Windows I'd like a little freedom and privacy even if it isn't much.
On Sun, 4 Dec 2016 21:19:32 +0100, mdn <address@hidden> wrote:
If I am not mistaken,Normally if windows has only one browser he
launches the said browser.
Uninstall any other browser (IE included) to uninstall IE go in the
uninstall software section (in the control panel) there is a "add/remove
windows components" button (up left) from where you can remove internet
explorer (has well has others functions)
Be careful and see to migrate one day to a gnu distribution.
Le 04/12/2016 02:05, Petr Vláčil a écrit :
I started using this browser as a main on Windows 7 PRO x64bit, but I can't click on set it as a default browser. Is there any chance to set IceCat as a default browser?
Thank you in advance.
Btw. I found this http://www.glump.net/howto/desktop/set-gnu-icecat-as-default-browser-in-windows-8-x , but I don't know, whether is this functional on Windows 7 PRO x64bit.