jdhupp at prpcompany.com
Wed Oct 10 15:13:38 UTC 2012
Wxl already has a nice response to this, noting that xombrero could be
configured for Lubuntu to be more palatable for general-duty users.
As a new user of Lubuntu myself, my opinion is that though I like light,
keyboard-friendly apps and have been regularly annoyed by Linux and
Windows apps that aren't, that consideration is outweighed by the desire
to find a familiar and fully functional web browsing experience. So
after tripping over Chromium on one bug and deficiency after another
(the final one being video performance on LTSP clients), I settled on
Firefox as my Lubuntu browser. I'll venture to say that a
less-determined user may have simply chucked Lubuntu, since my four apps
of most importance are, in order: web browser, email client (preferably
with a good personal information manager), word processor, accounting
program. I load those in the morning and use them all day long.
So though I'm game for whatever the Lubuntu community arrives at, I
think that the web browsing solution should be VERY well hammered out.
On 10/9/2012 6:53 PM, matt wrote:
> On 10/09/2012 01:18 PM, lubuntu-users-request at lists.ubuntu.com wrote:
>> I just looked through the raw mbox of the list which goes back to
>> 2012 and the last message on the only thread (besides this one)
>> doesn't really come to any conclusion whatsoever  and certainly no
>> mention of unstable and lacking features. In what way do you feel it
>> is is unstable and lacking features? Also re: xombrero, if you read
>> my original message  you'll find that I mention they're one in the
>> same, only renamed. wxl 
> The thread I am referring to was from earlier this year when there
> were suggestions about changes in default applications for the 12.10
> release. Midori, xxxterm and maybe one other were suggested. I
> personally tried all of them out and they were all very crash prone.
> Midori was the most feature rich of the bunch.
> I ran Xombrero earlier today and I will say it is much more stable
> than xxxterm, but it did crash once. As far as features it has few.
> Navigational buttons, an address bar, a search bar, and a button that
> tells me what page I am already on. The layout would indicate it
> supports tabs but I saw nothing to indicate how to open a new tab. I
> didn't see anything for bookmarks, history, preferences of any kind.
> No audio or video capabilities nor anyway for those to be added that
> is readily apparent. My feeling is that if this were to be shipped as
> the default browser of a distro it would be immediately replaced by
> the user. The Googles and Firefox are easier and more capable at this
> point for a casual user.
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