Slimjet Browser

The browser, running under the Mate desktop, with their skin for Google.

Today I’ve tried the newest Slimjet Browser, under Linux. Trying to install it from the AUR repository was unsuccessfull. But downloading it from their homepage, and running the generic Linux version. This was straightforward though, and everything worked extremely fast and snappy.

I must say that I haven’t tested it with heavy load yet. But visiting just a couple of pages at a time, it loads and renders the pages very fast.

The browser is a rebuild, based on the source of the Chromium browser. And if we’re about to trust what they write on their own site, it is armed with the most advanced anti-tracking technology, to protect your online privacy. Of course, then, it doesn’t send any data to Google or Facebook, or any similar companies.

What’s actually best with this browser, is it’s inbuilt plugins, for, among others, weatherforecast and Facebook shareing. This works much more snappy, than relying on external plugins. Of course I will have to test it way more, before I can conclude that this is actually the best browser I’ve tried. But so far, things looks very promising.

If anyone has different, or similar experience with this browser, please let me know, in the comment-field below.

For Slimjet’s official homepage, click here.

Social Media

Today I’ve been connecting this site to several social media, and thus make all my postings here, automatically posted on these social medias once they’re posted. For now, at least, this means that they’re posted simultaneously on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Path and Google+. Unfortunately this also means that I’ll have to post manually on Pinterest and Reddit.

The advantage of this, is more visibility, and thus more traffic. Which in turn, will hopefully lead to more clicks on my ads. 🙂


Testing Wayland

For the first time in my life I’ve been trying to run Gnome under Wayland, today. Wayland is intended as a simpler replacement for X, easier to develop and maintain. Both GNOME and KDE are expected to be ported to it.

148328_10150100777255625_5065034_nAccording to the project’s homepage, Wayland is a protocol for a compositor to talk to its clients as well as a C library implementation of that protocol. The compositor can be a standalone display server running on Linux kernel modesetting and evdev input devices, an X application, or a wayland client itself. The clients can be traditional applications, X servers (rootless or fullscreen) or other display servers.

In my case, Wayland was installed as an suggested update to my Manjaro Linux system. I’ve been running Wayland for about 18 hours now, and so far I haven’t experienced any instabilities. On the other hand, i haven’t really experienced any advantages over Gnome under X eighter. The desktop is perhaps a little bit snappier, but that impression may just be me wishing to see it. But then, the real advantage in Wayland is supposed to be easier development-routines for the developers, since they no longer has to carry on with several decades old code, due to backward compatibility issues.

The result has got to be a slicker, more modern and a snappier graphical server. And it’s going to be exiting to follow their progress in the future. But so far, I don’t see any reason for the common user to switch from the server, just yet. On the other hand, I don’t see any reason why anyone should fear that their favourite Linux-distribution should «force» them to switch eigther. So have fun, and just let it switch, when the distro-developers feels that it’s time to switch to Wayland.