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Learning Red Hat Linux, Third Edition by Bill McCarty

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The Mozilla Web Browser

Once you’ve established a connection to the Internet, you can surf the Web using Mozilla, the default Red Hat Linux web browser. To launch Mozilla, choose Internet Web Browser from the GNOME or KDE menu. Figure 10-14 shows Mozilla. Mozilla resembles its closed source ancestor, Netscape Navigator. So, if you’ve used Navigator, you’ll feel at home in Mozilla.

Tip

The Web contains quite a bit of malicious software. You should log in as an ordinary user—that is, a user other than the root user—to surf the Web. That way, malicious software is less likely to be able to compromise your system.

The Mozilla web browser

Figure 10-14. The Mozilla web browser

When you launch Mozilla for the first time, you may see a dialog box explaining that a Mozilla profile is being created from existing Netscape 4 files. Click Convert Profile to allow Mozilla to create the profile.

Mozilla includes email and news clients that are easily configured. It also includes a web page composer and address book. To configure Mozilla email, choose Window Mail & Newsgroups from the Mozilla menu. An Account wizard appears, asking whether you want to configure an email or newsgroup account. Select Email Account and click Next. The Identity dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 10-15. Specify your name and email address and click Next.

Figure 10-15. The Identity dialog box

The Server Information dialog box appears, as ...

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