Sheesh, Linux.com and Konqueror should just get a room or something, based on all the love that Linux.com gave Konqueror in a recent article:
Konqueror is not just a Web browser, of course — it’s also a file manager, “universal viewer,” and more. As a full-featured file manager, it supports thumbnail preview of images, PDF files, and many other file types. It’s extremely configurable, and you can perform all sorts of actions on files with just a right-click. Want to email a file to a friend? No problem, just right-click and select “Actions -> Email File” from the context menu. Want to compress a folder into a gzipped tarball, or create a data CD out of a folder? Again, one mouse click and you’re on the way.Konqueror also supports viewing files inline, so you can open PDFs, JPEGs, GIFs, PNGs, and other image files, browse ISO images as a local filesystem, and more. If a filetype isn’t supported, Konq usually “knows” how to handle the filetype and will pass the file off to the appropriate handler. For instance, if I browse my mail folder and click on one of the mail files, Konq will pass that off to KMail, where I can view the message. If I click on a log file, Konqueror will pass it off to KWrite.
I agree with a whole lot of this article, but I would never make Konqueror my primary web browser. There are just too many websites that don’t work – or don’t work right – in the Konq. But as an uber file manager, it rocks. And as a backup web browser, it rocks again. And I do love the way that Konqueror is tied into KDE. There is something reassuring about knowing that, no matter what KDE app I am working with, web links will open in Konqueror.
I do think the author of that article should’ve pointed out that most apps can be configured to use Firefox, however. I use akregator (since it integrates with Kontact), but I have akregator open pages up in Firefox instead of Konq. And I’ll continue to do so until Konqueror correctly allows bookmarklets (instead of forcing you to use minitools).