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Re: Default browser of FC3?

On Tue, 2004-10-12 at 08:21 -0400, ne... wrote:

> >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.
> One person's obsession is another person's discussion. I have yet to
> see anyone state what additional functionality Epiphany provides over
> Mozilla, Galeon, Firefox, Konqueror or even links.

I disagree, because the functionality of the browser is determined by
what the app was designed to accomplish (or what the developers decided
it should accomplish). Epiphany wasn't designed to read email (like the
original Mozilla) or to a file-manager (like Konqueror).  

>  If it does not 
> provide any additional functionality over Mozilla and Mozilla is 
> included in Fedora, it should be dropped.

Well, looking at it in those terms, lets drop Mozilla,Firefox,Epiphany
and Nautilus and just use Konqueror (and obviously Gnome will have to go

>  The fact that it is Gnome's
> default browser is irrelevant. The distribution is Fedora, not Gnome. 
Well, then Fedora may be breaking Gnome by using a different browser. I
know that the Fedora community has the right to do so, but the Gnome
user within the community have also the right to say "if you are going
to include Gnome, don't break it".   

> There have been threads in the past that have dealt with bloat. By
> adding yet another browser to the distribution, with no additional
> functionality over what was already being provided, bloat is being
> added. Pretty soon it adds up. A meg here, a meg there, it all adds
> up. Just my ha'pennies worth.

That is the price we pay for freedom of choice.

Ricardo Veguilla <veguilla hpcf upr edu>

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