Epiphany in Xubuntu?
imnotb at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 15:25:46 UTC 2007
On 09/08/07, h.aling at home.nl <h.aling at home.nl> wrote:
> ---- Vincent <imnotb at gmail.com> schrijft:
> > Hello list,
> > Recently I have been working with the Epiphany browser a bit, and I must
> > say: it's not bad. Now with the discussion on including Gnome
> > the idea occurred to me that perhaps it would be a good idea to replace
> > Firefox with Epiphany. I know this has been discussed before, and I'm
> > really counting on it happening, but I wanted to give it some thoughts
> > again, because if we are to include Gnome dependencies, the barrier to
> > including Epiphany would be lower. In fact, it would be a way of staying
> > quite light-weight, while still being able to include perhaps more
> > functional apps (though I prefer Xarchiver to the sluggish file-roller,
> > taking the minor interface issues for granted).
> > Firstly, what is the reason for us to use Firefox by default? What
> > do we require of a default web browser? I suppose it needs to at least
> > able to browse the web. True, Epiphany perhaps has less features than
> > Firefox, but it does have most of the basics.
> > Furthermore, it has two benefits over Firefox:
> > 1) It's faster
> > 2) It integrates better with the rest of the desktop (though Firefox
> > already does a pretty good job for such a multi-platform application)
> > I guess when one prefers Firefox over Epiphany, this is because of
> > many extensions (at least it can't be because of the tabs or the fact
> > it's open source ;-). However, when someone is of the type to find and
> > install extensions himself, he probably is also perfectly able (and
> > to install Firefox himself.
> > So, I'd like to hear everybody's thoughts and perhaps more reasons to
> > include one browser or another by default.
> I can think of one basic reason: familiarity.
> Since FF is a cross-platform application, users will feel right at home
> using FF... (not to be confused with quality)
But honestly, even the greatest technophobe would be able to use a browser,
would they? I mean, you basically enter a URL on top, press "Go" to go and
you click links to be redirected from one website to another...
> > Thanks,
> > --
> > Vincent
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