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Re: Default browser of FC3?



Please excuse my ineptitude for clicking options in my email client. No 
more HTML posts, I promise. ::sheepish grin::

Rick Stout

Rick Stout wrote:
> I think we need to look at the browser situation from a different angle. 
> Perhaps a browser tightly integrated into gnome and used for Internet 
> surfing may be a bad idea. Aren't the biggest problems related to MS, 
> security, and stability the fact that the browser is synonymous with the 
> UI? Now while I understand that these problems aren't exactly the same, 
> but what's to stop it from going in that direction? Personally, I like 
> the fact that my browsing experience is separated from the desktop, and 
> I use Firefox on win32 because I don't have to worry about the browser 
> bringing down the desktop. I think it would be more beneficial to have a 
> small footprint html rendering engine built into the UI for simple tasks 
> (help, external calls, etc..), and leave the full-on Internet surfing to 
> a dedicated browser. Besides, what good is it to have two main gtk 
> browsers based on the same rendering engine? It leads to forked ideas 
> and halved resources, as well as less acceptance.
> Mozilla was the standard, but the project team did say that Mozilla 
> should not be used as a browser. Mozilla was just to be a base, and 
> since Firefox was their choice for the frontend of the engine, it is 
> fitting that we should support it as the default. As for choice, does 
> that mean that *every* browser be installed by default? Choices are only 
> truly made once there is an understanding, and for new users, we should 
> point them in the direction of the biggest acceptance, as well as where 
> the majority of the support lies.
> 
> Rick Stout


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