"...After some research, I found IceCat.

IceCat is “the GNU version of the Firefox browser.” Basically, the GNU guys took Mozilla’s code, and compiled it without using the “proprietary” parts, meaning the Logo and the name, among other things..."

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Created by can.axis 13 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 13 years 35 weeks ago
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13 years 35 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago


Missing instructions

For those who went through the process (I just did, but there's no documentation):

wget http://gnuzilla.gnu.org/download/icecat-

Now run run-icecat.sh to create a profile

exit icecat

cp -r ~/.mozilla/firefox/* ~/.gnuzilla/icecat/

done! Nice one.

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13 years 35 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago


Another howto

debian:/# cd /tmp
debian:/# wget http://gnuzilla.gnu.org/download/icecat-

debian:/# cd /opt
tar -jxvf /tmp/icecat*bz2

do NOT do this :)
debian:/# cd /opt/icecat*
debian:/# rm -R plugins
debian:/# ln -s /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins /opt/firefox

debian:/# ln -sf /opt/icecat*/icecat /usr/bin/icecat
debian:/# ln -sf /opt/icecat*/icecat /usr/bin/gnuzilla-icecat
debian:/# ln -sf /opt/icecat*/icecat /usr/bin/gnuzilla

Now, to create your profile:
debian:/# icecat --profileManager

exit icecat
wget http://www.gnu.org/software/gnuzilla/icecat.png


cp /your/home/path/images/icecat/icecat.png /usr/share/pixmaps/
chown you:root -R /usr/share/pixmaps/icecat*

For Gnome users:
system > preferences > Main menu

Menus:Internet >> New item =>
Types: Application
Names: IceCat
Commands: icecat %u
Comment: GNUzilla Web Browser, the best ;-)
Icons > /usr/share/pixmaps/icecat.png

done ;-)

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