Feeling like a 2nd class citizen

Juan Carlos Torres carlosdgtorres at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 06:41:13 GMT 2007

On Tuesday 27 November 2007 11:21:34 am reuben firmin wrote:
> Does anybody on this list really use konqueror as their primary browser? Is
> there a good reason that kubuntu can't start shipping firefox in addition?
> It's all about the user experience, right? (BTW, I love konqueror, but
> strictly as a file manager / random-net-protocol client.)

I use Konqueror for file management, web browsing, FTP, and quick previewing. 
It's my web browser of choice. It's is very rare that I come across a website 
that is 100% broken on Konqueror, and for those rare occasions I do use 
Firefox. Maybe I'm just lucky.

Why not ship Firefox by default? I can only think of 3 possible reasons:

1. emphasis on KDE (this is very important to me)
2. one app per category (you might say both D3lphin and Konqueror are file 
managers, but with D3lphin as the default file manager, Konqueror becomes the 
default web browser)
3. CD space (although I'm not sure how much space Firefox and dependencies 
take up).

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