Firefox as default browser in Fedora

Toshio toshio at tiki-lounge.com
Fri Feb 13 17:12:29 UTC 2004


On Fri, 2004-02-13 at 11:48, Steve Bergman wrote:
> I understand that it is not a cut and dried decision.  The two things
> that jump out at me with regards to the majority of users, i.e.
> nontechnical or home users, are consistency of the interface and the
> ability to install java, flash, etc. by themselves. 

In this vein, I think the number one thing a web browser has to be able
to do is browse content on the web.  This isn't limited to having
plugins for multimedia, but also web pages that use browser specific
features or disallow you from accessing because they determine your
browser is incompatible.  My bank was willing to fix their settings
after I explained how Mozilla was the successor to Netscape and thus
would inherit a substantial user base.  I could probably use the same
arguments successfully for Firefox (once blessed).  I doubt I could do
the same for Epiphany or Galeon.

-Toshio





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