Feeling like a 2nd class citizen

Francois-Denis Gonthier neumann at lostwebsite.net
Wed Nov 28 01:47:53 GMT 2007

On November 26, 2007 10:21:34 pm 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've used Konqueror as my primary browser for a long time, and still do while 
I am at work.  Since I use it as my filemanager too, it's always there, 
always ready, and always much faster to start than FireFox. 

Konqueror is perfectly functionnal for all the sites that are related to my 
work, but I've grown accustomed to start FireFox to access problematic sites, 
and even FireFox in a 32 bit chroot for sites than needed 32 bit plugins such 
as Flash.

Some weeks ago, I decided to give Opera a try.  While it's not as integrated 
in KDE as Konqueror, it does pretty much everything FireFox and Konqueror did 
when I used them both.  I've force-installed the 32 bit Opera on my 64 bit 
system to allow 32 bits plugins.  Of course, I did that before I knew Gutsy 
was distributing nspluginwrapper.

Personnaly, I don't like FireFox much, and won't even try to advocate the 
inclusion of Opera by default in Kubuntu.  If enough people get behind 
FireFox then it should be included by default in Kubuntu, but I would not 
like it set by default simply because of the fact that this is not KDE 
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