I'm trying to get to an MS-free machine. I run pine in a
shell account that I ssh into on my ISP's machine, and when I get
one of the rare pix I want or need to see which isn't on a web
site, I forward it to a second ISP; next time I reboot to W98, I
then read with eudora, which kicks pix to Opera 6.04 to display.
(If one is on a web site, I already don't need the kludge
through W98 : right-clicking the URL in RH 7.2 gives a pop-up menu
from which I can transfer that URL to Galeon -- or launch Galeon if
it isn't already open -- and view it there. There's doubtless a
way to set the default browser in RH 7.2 to Opera or Mozilla
instead. RH even calls Mozilla sometimes, if Galeon has a lot of
tabs open; no doubt there's some way to make it use Opera instead.)
For ordinary browsing apart from email, I run Opera 6.02.
I don't *know* if a browser is the ideal way to view such
pix in email as I tolerate -- just that eudora does it that way.
Question (after all that! for which my apologies): on one
MS-free linux hard drive, running pine either natively or
(preferably) on an ISP machine by ssh (where 'tunneling', whatever
that is, is disabled for security, btw), is there a best way to
proceed when you do want to view a pic, in or attached to email,
which is not a URL? If so, is it a browser -- or the Gimp, or some
such that I've only heard of? And if a browser, which?
What do most of you, who do carry pix, recommend to your
subscribers? Or if you don't recommend, do you know what they do?
(Almost all the pix I consent to look at come over a Mailman list;
it discussed excluding them, and I was outvoted.)
RR 'Beartooth' Neuswanger <karhunhammas (at) lserv.com>
double retiree, linux greenhorn running pine 4.43 on ISP's SunOS 5.8;
Opera 6.02, Pan 0.11.2, Galeon 1.2.0, & Mozilla 0.9.9 under RH 7.2
Keep in mind that I have no idea what I am talking about.