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Re: Default browser of FC3?



On Tue, 12 Oct 2004, Ricardo Veguilla wrote:

> Panu Matilainen wrote:
> 
> >On Tue, 12 Oct 2004, Ricardo Veguilla wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>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)?
> >  
> >
> You might find it inferior because you are used to work with more 
> advanced tools, but thats your point of view.
> A new user might think different.

That assumes that using Firefox is somehow more difficult than Epiphany 
(in this context). Which it is not, you don't need to fiddle around with 
dozens of options to get it working, it "just works". So does Epiphany, 
but it lacks many real-world useful features which both Mozilla and 
Firefox have.

> >>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.
> >
> Will you set openoffice/kword/abiword as the default application for 
> "text" files? 

Certainly not, those are word processors not text editors.

> or gimp as the default app for opening images?

Viewing no, for all it's might Gimp is not suitable for that purpose at 
all. For editing, absolutely.

	- Panu -


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