Gnuzilla / IceCat
Gnuzilla is the GNU version of the Mozilla suite, and IceCat is the GNU version of the Firefox browser. Its main advantage is an ethical one: it is entirely free software. While the source code from the Mozilla project is free software, the binaries that they release include additional non-free software. Also, they distribute non-free software as plug-ins. (IceCat does keep the triple licensing used by Firefox to facilitate the reuse of code.) IceCat also includes some privacy protection features:
- Some sites refer to zero-size images on other hosts to keep track of cookies. When IceCat detects this mechanism it blocks cookies from the site hosting the zero-length image file. (It is possible to re-enable such a site by removing it from the blocked hosts list.)
- Other sites rewrite the host name in links redirecting the user to another site, mainly to "spy" on clicks. When this behavior is detected, IceCat shows a message alerting the user.
This is a GNU package:gnuzilla
released on 1 December 2012
Extensions, plug-ins, or add-ons for this program
|Tree Style Tab||Tree-stlye tabs for Gnuzilla IceCat||http://piro.sakura.ne.jp/xul/_treestyletab.html.en|
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2orlater||Kelly Hopkins||14 September 2010|
|LGPLv2.1orlater||Kelly Hopkins||14 September 2010|
|MPL1.1||Kelly Hopkins||14 September 2010|
Leaders and contributors
|Loic J. Duros||Maintainer|
Resources and communication
|Bug Tracking||Mailing List Info/Archive||http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-gnuzilla|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 28 September 2012.
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