t3g wrote:You can still have Firefox installed, but many people are leaning towards Chromium as the default browser in Mint 10/Debian and other distros. It is faster, has a better interface, and overall becoming a better product. Firefox seems like it is stuck in 2006 and does not play well with the Mint theme.
So while I'd also like to see that I don't see the "need" in "needs to be".
And chromium hardly ever plays nice with any system gtk-theme.
(although there are some elementary themes for it around that somewhat fit the default mint theme)
t3g wrote:It is faster, has a better interface, and overall becoming a better product. Firefox seems like it is stuck in 2006 and does not play well with the Mint theme.
KenWeiLL wrote:It doesn't hurt to install Chromium and not using Firefox.
I use Chromium all the time as it's much faster (loading the browser) compared to firefox. Also, my flash games loads faster on Chromium than on firefox.
Chromium is good, only, it's not up to date in Mint Debian. Maybe it's because of the fact that testing is on a freeze state right now. Don't know if it will become up to date when testing will not on freeze state anymore.
It is, (and a great job they do) but if Mint were to adopt a google product as default instead of a mozilla one, would the work load not be much the same??Remember that Ubuntu's dev team is a little bigger than Mint's
It can't be installed by default, I've never seen it..Mint has a search add-on which is part of their Firefox browser build ( a source of revenue, keeps the lights on..)
randomizer wrote:Remember that Ubuntu's dev team is a little bigger than Mint's
sgosnell wrote:Harder than it's worth. I tried Chrome, and hated it. Tried it again later, and still hated it. Firefox is the standard browser, and will continue to be. Mozilla has a very long history of supporting Linux, while Google has a short history of doing whatever is best for Google at the time. Make Chrome the default, and I'll bail for another distro. Just my $.02.
Seriously? Changing a default anything doesn't leave you without choice to use whatever you want. Seems a silly reason to bail but to each his own. I personally couldn't care less if there was some generic no name browser as default since I always install Opera and Chromium anyway and make one of them default. I just don't like Firefox, but that's just a personal preference, so I just don't use it unless another browser has difficulty with a particular site.sgosnell wrote:Make Chrome the default, and I'll bail for another distro. Just my $.02.
....another browser has difficulty with a particular site.
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