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Re: Default browser of FC3?



On Sun, 2004-10-10 at 12:51 -0700, Denis Leroy wrote:
> --- Sindre Pedersen Bjordal <foolish fedoraforum org> wrote:
> > If the user has a preference, the user is capable of opening the
> > "preferences" and change the settings. It's what's best for the users
> > who doesn't have a preference that should be the default setting. 
> > 
> > I suggest someone do some simple and unofficial usability testing on
> > browsers. If such tests exists, point me to the results. Is epiphany
> > easier to use for the new computer user? Is it easier for the windows
> > user? 
> > 
> > Personally I believe that epiphany is the better choice for default
> > browser. It's simpler, it's integrated in the desktop environment and
> > it
> > has bookmarks that doesn't work like files. To most people, files and
> > folders doesn't make sense anyway. 
> > 
> > Epiphany does have it's rough edges, but most of the issues people
> > are
> > having with epiphany is that it's not working like <insert name of
> > random browser here>. If you want some other browser, that browser
> > (in
> > most cases) is available. 
> > 
> > Again, users with preferences are capable of selecting their
> > preferences
> > either during install or right after. The defaults should be directed
> > at
> > the users without preferences. 
> 
> I don't know. Isn't this a little bit like saying: it's ok to have
> mediocrity as default, you can always install brilliance later ? What's
> the point ?

Simplicity doesn't mean mediocrity. More features and choices don't mean
brilliance.  


-- 
Ricardo Veguilla <veguilla hpcf upr edu>


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