RFC: Switch to Firefox and a 1.5 GB image

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 00:07:25 UTC 2011

On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 6:33 PM, LucaTringali <TRINGALINVENT at libero.it> wrote:
> I think we should stop this religious war between GNOME and KDE applications.
> It's clear that KDE applications are better in many cases, but Firefox, Gimp,
> and Inkscape are absolutely better than KDE's alternatives (I like Rekonquer,
> but it looks like a toy if I think to Firefox).

Firefox is not made by GNOME. The real problem that keeps GTK apps
(like Orca, the screenreader) off of Kubuntu when there's no Qt
alternative is that there's no space to ship GTK.

> I would also propose to distribute a version of Kubuntu with everything a
> normal user can need (something like a "home edition"). I talking not only
> about Firefox preinstalled, but also the flash plugin, all the main codecs, and
> all the other non free software that a user need to have, in order to discover
> all the beauty and easiness of Kubuntu.

It'd be illegal (or at least legally questionable enough to open
Kubuntu & Canonical to lawsuits) in some jurisdictions. We'd need to
have an all-Free version available anywhere and then one full of the
non-Free codecs and DVD support and whatnot that's only available in
places that lack IP-treaties (or whatever they're called...there are
countries that have made their IP laws match/work with the US's) with
the US, probably using Geo-IP filtering.

Mackenzie Morgan

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