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Firefox-3 isn't free software. Anything free and usable for GNU?

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Firefox-3 isn't free software. Anything free and usable for GNU?
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 17:41:48 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: tin/1.6.2-20030910 ("Pabbay") (UNIX) (FreeBSD/4.11-RELEASE (i386))

Hi, group!

I was just starting Firefox-3 on a GNU/Linux system, when up popped a
obnoxious "end-user Software License agreement", to which you've got to
agree before the program will start properly.  Part of this is agreeing
to their "privacy policy" (a privacy policy for a PROGRAM???) which you
can't read, unless you've got another working browser, since it only
gives a web address (

In essence, this rambling, turgid, patronising web page says that
Firefox will "phone home" in the event of a crash (and maybe at other
times too), transmitting private and personal information to Mozilla,
which they may use in any fashion whatsoever without regard to privacy.

(Actually, they say they'll treat it with proper respect, but that they
can change their "privacy policy" in any way at any time, without
telling anybody, including you, about it, and that it's up to you to
watch this page continually, just in case it changes).

Does anybody here know of any genuinely free web browser which runs well
in X-Windows running on GNU/Linux?

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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