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Re: Firefox Needs Update

Postby cmost on Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:01 pm

Fred wrote:guest,

Did you read enough of this thread to see that Mint gets a revenue stream from this? Do you donate anything to Mint to help support the distro? Even if it is true that your load times are not as quick, isn't it a small price to pay for such a nice distro that costs you nothing monetarily?

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Come on Fred, let's not be guilting users into doing things our way. That's too much like Microsoft for my tastes. If this user wants vanilla Firefox, then he should use vanilla Firefox (and we should help him install it - no questions asked.) Linux, and certainly Linux Mint is not an OS with strings attached. :-)
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Re: Firefox Needs Update

Postby Fred on Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:29 pm

cmost,

You are of course correct, but it is still worth remembering once in a while just how good Linux users do have it by comparison.

Besides, a little guilt once in a while never hurt anybody. But you are right it shouldn't constantly be used as a club. :-)

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Re: Firefox Needs Update

Postby exploder on Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:30 pm

I have to go along with Fred on this. I keep the Mint Firefox defaults on my machine. I figure Clem goes above and beyond to provide a good system and the default search helps to pay the bills. People are free to do what they want but I don't think my conscience would let me change the default search.
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Re: Firefox Needs Update

Postby cmost on Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:16 pm

Hey guys, I respect your decisions but you've decided for yourselves what's best for YOU. Other people make decisions that are right for them. That's all I'm saying. Some people prefer vanilla Firefox and they don't feel the least bit guilty about using it in Mint. While it is our right to refuse to help people do something with their own computers because we disagree with what they're doing we certainly shouldn't pass judgment on them or try to make them feel guilty. My view is as simple as that. :wink:
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Re: Firefox Needs Update

Postby Fred on Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:35 am

cmost,

I was not refusing helping anybody. There are a number of instructions in this thread to accomplish what he wanted, as well as in other places in the forum. I was just trying to throw a different light or perspective on the issue. Not beat up of the user.

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Re: Firefox Needs Update

Postby ronnoc on Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:38 pm

Fred wrote:guest,

Did you read enough of this thread to see that Mint gets a revenue stream from this? Do you donate anything to Mint to help support the distro? Even if it is true that your load times are not as quick, isn't it a small price to pay for such a nice distro that costs you nothing monetarily?

Fred


Everyone who uses Mint should donate something. Time, $20, WIKI editing, etc. We can, and should, all help. Also, as another reminder, Clem gets a few shillings from us using the Mint start page as well...it's the least everyone can do.
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Re: Firefox Needs Update

Postby cmost on Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:05 pm

No worries Fred. I didn't mean to get on your case! You do a lot of great work in these forums! :-)
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