[Mageia-dev] Talk of Browsers

Tux99 tux99-mga at uridium.org
Fri Oct 1 04:07:36 CEST 2010

On Thu, 30 Sep 2010, sorteal wrote:

>   I'm curious if Chromium has been considered as the default browser?  
> With KDE seeming to be the DE of choice and Firefox having a less than 
> stellar record with KDE integration  I find Chromium to be an appealing 
> alternative to Firefox.  Just curious.

I'd much prefer to keep Firefox as default, it is still much more 
popular than Chromium and since Google as a company is considered 
highly controversial because of their attitude to privacy, using 
Chromium as default would antagonize a part of our potential users.

Also while Chromium is technically open source, in practice Google 
discourages community collaboration, see this blog entry from the 
Fedora Chromium packager:

While we are at it, why don't we rather include AdblockPlus enabled by 
default with EasyList+EasyPrivacy filters for Firefox?
Blocking off ads and tracking scripts makes Firefox a lot faster too!

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