Working with Konqueror 3.4


Article from Issue 56/2005

Following in the tracks of previous invaders such as Navigator and the Internet Explorer, Konqueror is on a mission conquer the Internet. The KDE 3.4 version of Konqueror is a truly versatile tool that feels at home on the web.

Many have criticized the fact that Internet Explorer is inseparably linked with the Windows system. KDE has its own native browser, and though Konqueror’s position in the world of Linux is not quite as dominant as IE’s is in Windows, the latest version of Konqueror provides new features for integrating Konqueror with user experience. This article examines some practical and lesser known features of Konqueror on the KDE 3.4 desktop. Setting Up

Installing KDE automatically puts Konqueror on your hard disk. The KDE desktop command headquarters is part of the kdebase package, and the version number for the package reflects the KDE version you have installed. The major distributors all have matching numbers, even though they may not have the latest offerings. So if you are interested in checking out the latest KDE 3.4 version, be prepared for some manual steps.

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    Klaus Knopper is the creator of Knoppix and co-founder of the LinuxTag expo. He currently works as a teacher, programmer, and consultant. If you have a configuration problem, or if you just want to learn more about how Linux works, send your questions to: klaus@linux-magazine. com

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