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All versions of Netscape Browser are end of life/support as of March 1. http://blog.netscape.com

They are recommending people migrate to Flock. http://flock.com/features

Hrm. Anyone have any experience with this browser?


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Flock you man!

:)

Unfortunately, there are not many options for installing browsers on X-on-UNIX if you're not setting up KDE.

I keep meaning to try it. Ian Loic is on my friends list.

Flock.com is blocked in the UAE. I'm kind of mad right now.

Thanks! I actually have it installed in Ubuntu (finally). It wasn't blocked here before - not sure when that happened.

Did you see the last entry I posted (about the re-blocking of the Secret Dubai Diary)? Her LJ mirror is istara. I'll go find a recent (highly ironic) article she wrote relevant to the one I reposted.

I mean, what the fork? (Or shall I say, what the flock?) "We apologize the site you are attempting to visit has been blocked due to its content being inconsistent with the religious, cultural, political and moral values of the United Arab Emirates." Moral? Religious? A browser?

I hadn't seen that yet.

Lots of anti-freedom stuff going on in UAE it seems.

Footnotes to above:

Secret Dubai's article on the suppression of ideas in the media:
http://istara.livejournal.com/229402.html

Typical frustrating discussion about said article, rich with attitudes like "if you don't like it, you can go home," and "I still have the company's VPN so I don't care":
https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=11534962&postID=7174350685484037838

Tabloid article in which a spokesman for the Teleommunications Regulatory Authority addresses "the offensive language and the lies that had been spread on the site, 'mutilating' their beautiful city and twisting facts to dishonour the development and progress of the city":
http://www.7days.ae/showstory.php?id=69112

It's painful; she is offering some very useful advice on how the UAE can improve its human rights reputation, and what is the response? To hide the story from the people living here, so only the critics abroad can read it. Maybe the blog is unblocked now, but it wasn't the first time, and it won't be the last.

My own site (katoributa.com) is still blocked. When I get on a rant about it, everybody says "don't worry, just use a VPN." Most people have a method for getting around the proxy - but it's beside the fucking point.

Re: Footnotes to above:

I'm gonna repost this. Publicly, even.

Re: Footnotes to above:

Aye.

I would say we're spoiled, having grown up with relative freedom of expression; however, I think it's something that everyone should be able to take for granted rather than just certain countries.

Oops, maybe "loic" is just a nick, not a last name?

Are you playing with it yet? I like it!

Not yet. I was slow to move from Mozilla to Firefox even. :)

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