[xubuntu-users] default apps

J. Anthony Limon j at flippo.net
Tue Dec 8 23:08:18 UTC 2009

Vincent wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 8:58 AM, Mihamina Rakotomandimby 
> <mihamina at gulfsat.mg <mailto:mihamina at gulfsat.mg>> wrote:
>     Hi all,
>     As experiment, I fired thunderbird and firefox, and replaced it with:
>     - claws-mail and epiphany-webkit.
>     - midori and balsa
>     The system was a bit faster (mostly switching windows).
>     Is there any archive discussion about proposing those
>     software by default in replacement of thunderbird/firefox?
> Hi Mihamina,
> Yes, this is being/has been discussed, see the xubuntu-devel archives: 
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/xubuntu-devel
> This will, however, take a lot of work, and it will definitely not be 
> done in Xubuntu 10.04 seeing as that is a Long Term Support release, 
> so we don't want to be experimenting with that.
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Vincent
I really don't think it's uber important to kick out Firefox and 
Thunderbird any time soon. They are the expected norm for people using 
any distro. They are easily removed and replaced, unlike IE and Outlook 
express so any user wanting alternatives can very easily install them.

- J

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