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Re: Default browser of FC3?



Nicolas Mailhot wrote:

Le mardi 12 octobre 2004 à 06:48 -0400, Ricardo Veguilla a écrit :



Well, epiphany isn't trying (as far as I know) to establish itself as
the ultimate browser or to become the most popular browser in order to
ratify being the default Gnome browser. And I don't think it needs to.
Epiphany is the default Gnome browser because, the Gnome folks decided
it was the kind of browser they wanted as official browser.



However if epiphany is not interested by the masses then it has no
business being Fedora's default browser (as the Firefox people argue now
and others did in the past). Fedora is anything but a niche
distribution.


Again, default browser only means, that it will be used by those who don't know any other browser.
If I use firefox (which will be included in FC3) I will look for it in the Application menu.


Its pretty simple, here are the two scenarios:

a) I know what browser I want to use, (firefox, mozilla, konqueror or epiphany). Does it matter which one is default? No, I'll look for it, I know it exists, I know what is called, etc.
b) I don't know any browser. I just want to go to google.com or cnn.com or whatever. I click in the menu where it says Internet Browser, and I get a very simple browser....thats what epiphany was designed for.


People are obsesed with making the most popular browser the default as if it really were a statement of what browser fedora user like. It is not, and it shouldn't, in my opinion.

Regards.





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