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    I am experimenting with different FLAVORS of open source OSs, both LINUX and UBUNTU. My issue is that I need FOUR browsers, one for searching, one for my banks home page, one for my real estates home page, and one for my emails home page. I find it easier than using one browser and opening each page as needed. Currently I use FIRE FOX, OPERA, SLIM BROWSER and IE8 on WINDOWS XP. Which of these will operate under LINUX and UBNTU, what version of each? I was told that IE will not work under either. So I will need a similar replacement, with both address bar and search bar. I do NOT like GOOGLE CHROME. I also need to know if I will need a replacement for SLIM as well and whether my NON MS programs will work under one or both. I tried ZORIN but had issues. FF did not install despite that it was listed in the download center with a simple INSTALL choice as did OPERA which DID install. "FIRE FOX IS BROKEN". Both required me to drag the icon to the desktop from the MENU box. I prefer a WINDOWS process in which a desktop icon is left behind. Any advice as to which browser(s) I need and which FLAVOR of which OS I need will be welcome. Also I need to know if I can use any one of the browsers to instal. all my programs. As I do now under XP.
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    Ubuntu is a Linux distribution.

    No version of IE will work on Linux. Slim appears to be based on IE, and therefore will not work on Linux either.

    It sounds to me like you need Windows 8.
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    Originally Posted by E-Oreo
    Ubuntu is a Linux distribution.

    No version of IE will work on Linux. Slim appears to be based on IE, and therefore will not work on Linux either.

    It sounds to me like you need Windows 8.
    Can you provide me with a list of web browsers like FIRE FOX, OPERA and the like that WILL operate under ubuntu/linux? As i said I need 4 browsers with desktop icons. I know some are listed in the download center but not all that I need. I would like to install both OPERA and FF and then use them to download other browsers like I do now in XP with them leaving a desktop icon behind or drag it from the MENU box. A simple installation, no command line or adding anything to the download center. One browser should be able to download others just like IE does in windows. This is an experiment for me. I might end up staying with windows. I like the Idea of open source OS because they can be installed on any computer. No MS crap to deal with. But unless I can find one that operates in a similar manner than I am used to the experiment may fail.
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    Originally Posted by E-Oreo
    Ubuntu is a Linux distribution.

    No version of IE will work on Linux. Slim appears to be based on IE, and therefore will not work on Linux either.

    It sounds to me like you need Windows 8.
    While I got you here. New issue. I tried ZORIN again. All went well. I tried to install FF from the software center as well as OPERA and both failed, "FAILED< CHECK INTERNET CONNECTION". The only variable is that I am using a long cable to get across the room into my kitchen. I also reset my modem, checked connection on my primary and all is well. Next step is to move the tower (SATA) drive to THIS locatio and try again, Another alternative is to mount the SATA drive in my IDE tower using the cable adapter and try. NExt step unknown. I doubt the installation is faulty. Any solutions welcome.
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    > My issue is that I need FOUR browsers, one for searching, one for my banks home page,
    > one for my real estates home page, and one for my emails home page.
    Ever heard of browser tabs?

    In FF, you just use ctrl-tab to switch between browser tabs, instead of using alt-tab to switch between application instances.
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    Thanks for the input but I decided to switch to MINT 14 (nadia). I found it to be more like XP in its behavior and there are 40,000 apps to choose from. Everything is downloaded from the software screen and the icon is dragged to the desktop. The icons can be resized so there is no need for a RESOLUTION setting. I have not tried to download from one of the browsers yet. Do I need to install any a/v codecs for any of the media players offered? I know VLC does not use them. I do not know about the others. If yes where do I find them? If I need a third party file how do I bring it into MINT? Itried to do that with a third party wallpaper but could not figure how. For now this is better than ZORIN.

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