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Re: Abandon "Default Desktop"



Alex Hudson wrote:
> I think you've slightly misunderstood my point. The apps and selections
> are not really an issue. My point is that if there is a case for
> presenting users with download options to fine-tune the initial set of
> software to be installed, it seems that there are more important
> software choices to present than between desktops - browser, office
> suite, e-mail client, etc. If you're using a desktop you're likely to be
> spending much more time in those apps than the "desktop".

But the desktop environments also come with a lot of applications, not just
the desktop itself. The choice of desktop should also imply a choice for
the default applications. If you choose KDE, you should by default get KDE
apps for "browser, office suite, e-mail client, etc.", if you choose GNOME,
GNOME apps. This is mostly already the case with the live images right now
(except that you get Firefox as your browser if you choose GNOME, whereas
the official default browser of GNOME is Epiphany).

        Kevin Kofler


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