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SeaMonkey – All in one application suite

Today, I installed Seamonkey internet application suite (Browser, Mail Client, IRC Client and Composor) on my Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon desktop

It can be downloaded from http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/

I downloaded the Linux/x86_64 .tar.bz2 and followed installation instrctions specified in the Seamonkey site:

  1. Create a directory named “seamonkey2” (mkdir seamonkey2) and change to that directory (cd seamonkey2).
  2. Click the link on the site you’re downloading SeaMonkey from to download the package (seamonkey-2.*.tar.bz2) file into the seamonkey2 directory.
  3. Decompress the file with the following command:tar jxvf seamonkey-2.*.tar.bz2This creates a “seamonkey” directory under your seamonkey2 directory.
  4. Change to the seamonkey directory (cd seamonkey).
  5. Run SeaMonkey with the following command:./seamonkey

Step 5 above is to launch from the terminal, If you need to launch from menu,

  1. Navigate to /usr/share/applications folder as root user (right click in this folder ans select – ‘Open as Root’ option. Enter root password)
  2. Create a new file called Seamonkey.desktop
  3. Edit the file with a Text Editor and the following entries. Save and exit.
[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=SeaMonkey
Exec=/home/<username>/seamonkey2/seamonkey/seamonkey
Icon=/home/<username>/seamonkey2/seamonkey/chrome/icons/default/seamonkey.png
Terminal=false
Categories=Internet;

Now, you can see the SeaMonkey shortcut from Menu.

You can also see it added to my dock at the bottom

Screenshot from 2016-06-12 17:04:24.png

Below is a screenshot of browser: In the bottom of the browser window bar, you can see launch options for – browser, mail, composer, address book and IRC chat

Screenshot from 2016-06-12 17:07:52.png

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Overall SeaMonkey is an interesting suite of apps. It is also opensource and free to install.

 

 

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