what is the reason for not making epiphany the default browser?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Wed Jan 4 23:48:26 GMT 2006

On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 11:53:31PM +0100, Sander van Loon wrote:
> But what I still don't know is why the Ubuntu devs don't intend or don't
> want to replace Firefox with Epiphany by default. Could you please
> explain the reasons to me?

For the same reasons why we provide OpenOffice.org rather than
Abiword/Gnumeric/etc.  Firefox is a cross-platform standard that is
recognizable and familiar to users, and it has the momentum of the community
behind it.  Users can easily get help with it, even from Windows users.

That said, we've been shipping Firefox for three releases now, and received
a positive response to it.  If you're proposing a change, the burden is on
you to justify it, rather than asking "why not?".

 - mdz

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