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Re: Default browser of FC3?



On Tue, 12 Oct 2004, Ricardo Veguilla wrote:

> 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.

So people who don't know better should be pointed to an inferior browser 
(well, any given application to perform some particular task)?

> 
> 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.

Defaults should IMNSHO be about offering the best-of-breed applications to 
users.

	- Panu -


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