Default Browser Follow-up

Benjamin Kerensa bkerensa at
Thu Jun 13 16:27:30 UTC 2013

> What is important, and ultimately should be the deciding factor, is the
> common end user experience. Which browser, in the common case, will be the
> best for the general end user? Things I consider relevant to this
> discussion are quality/stability/robustness, familiarity, ease of use, and
> overall user experience.

On Quality: Chromium just as of last year was totally unmaintained Ubuntu (
this does
not seem like quality or stability in my opinion. Is it not Chromium right
now in Ubuntu that sits with open security vulnerabilities (
that have mind you been fixed in Debian and can be merged down? Where are
the metrics on Firefox being less quality or stable or Chromium being more
quality or stable?

> familiarity,

A very unscientific vote but 56% of polled OMG! Ubuntu! Readers favor
Firefox on Ubuntu:

I'm pretty certain if a poll/survey were put on Planet Ubuntu that it would
lean in favor of Firefox as well. (Should the entire community not have
input or should input be limited to the desktop team?)

Finally, I will point out that Ubuntu has a team of developers ( who have consistently kept Firefox up
to date and quality cycle after cycle and Chromium is not
yet their and may never get to that level of support in the Ubuntu

Benjamin Kerensa
"I am what I am because of who we all are" - Ubuntu
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