Ubuntu in the OSDL Desktop linux survey

Eric Dunbar eric.dunbar at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 22:18:13 CDT 2005

Hmm. This seems like a discussion that should be on sounder, not one
of the "real" lists.

On 10/12/05, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> Max Andersen wrote:
> > Derek Broughton wrote:
> >>Brilliant.  In Konqueror, this survey presents me with _exactly_ the same
> >>three questions on every page.  It works fine in IE :-(
> >
> > Well, I don't use IE (what is it?!?, Internet Exploder?), but it works
> Neither do I, usually.  However, I do web development, which means that -
> unlike the hosting company OSDL used - I test pages on multiple browsers.
> > fine in Firefox. Maybe the company behind it, doesn't support W3C
> > standards, or konquerer is broken. Have you investigated?
> What?  I'm supposed to debug other people's badly designed web pages? Just
> because this is a Gnome-centric list is no reason that Linux distros should
> be ignoring one of the two major Linux browsers.  Frankly, if they don't
> support W3C standards, OSDL shouldn't be using them.

How common is Konqueror really? In all my years of seeing people use
computers, and now Linux, I can honestly say that I've _never_ seen
someone else use Konq. Plus, the few times I've tried Konq I've found
it to be unsatisfactory vs. Mozilla, Opera or (now) FireFox.

PS I took a look at the Webalizer logs for my web site and couldn't
find evidence of konqueror visits since January/05 (though, I did find
one neat UA... BlackBerry7250/4.0.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0


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