Talk:GNU IceCat

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What Mozilla version?[edit]

The article says that IceCat is updated to the latest source from Mozilla. But Mozilla is on version 38 while IceCat is still on version 31. It looks obvious false to everyone. But I guess (and hope) that IceCat tails Mozilla Firefox ESR, and not the regular one. I think this should be made more clear. Now it might look abandoned. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:55, 6 June 2015 (UTC)


just wanted to remark that the first link under references is dead 08:03, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

The link is still working. There has been a few times when the GNU website has been down. --MentalNotes (talk) 08:47, 13 April 2008 (UTC)


I realize that tensions have run high on the issue of the trademark dispute with Mozilla Corp., but it is important for the integrity of Wikipedia that we maintain a neutral point of view about all issues. Someone reverted an edit that changed wording that was slanted against Mozilla to much more neutral wording that stated facts only. There is no legitimate reason to keep this article from maintaining a neutral stance. Seeing as how both sides feel they are "right", it is even more important to maintain this view to accurately represent the facts to parties unfamiliar with the events chronicled here. burnte (talk) 03:52, 29 November 2007 (UTC)


GNU IceWeasel is now officially known as IceCat[1]. Could someone change this please? (talk) 20:27, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Operating systems[edit]

There is no mention that I could find in this article of which operating systems this browser is available for. Is it available for Windows, or is it Linux-only, for example? Leevclarke (talk) 13:50, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Oops, just noticed that there IS a field called "OS" in the infobox template on the right! I will add this info into the body of the article, since infoboxes should really supplement or summarise information in the article, not be the only source of it.  :-p Leevclarke (talk) 13:52, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Sockpuppets[edit] and are the same person, so please consider "their" opinion is only one. -FlyingToaster (talk) 01:09, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Not Notable[edit]

So there's no significant difference between this and Firefox? Why isn't this just a tiny section on the Firefox page? - (talk) 21:13, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Try reading the article again, the difference is significant. -- (talk) 16:02, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Under the hood, the differences are substantial enough. One major function absent from Firefox is the possibility to set different user agent strings for different sites/domains, which has improved the way I browse the web or read news on Android. -Mardus /talk 06:44, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

BurningDog (gNewSense) and Iceweasel (Debian)[edit]

A comparison between the 3 would be nice. -- (talk) 16:01, 4 November 2009 (UTC)


Will someone please torrent IceCAT 10 for the general public


What is a "rebranding" and why is the derivation of the current name so important? --Uncle Ed (talk) 00:18, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

License of icons[edit]

See my edit: I'm not sure if I should have changed the text about the icons. They might be using tri-licensing still, unlikely, MPL 2.0, or maybe a GNU license? Comp.arch (talk) 13:59, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

Loss of Focus[edit]

The article stresses branding and trademark too much, when according to GNU itself the main purpose of GNU Icecat is to remove nonfree software and nonfree addon recommendations so that the browser becomes compatible with the distribution terms of FSF-endorsed distributions. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:05, 11 May 2015 (UTC)