With all due respect, this couldn't be further from the truth!by lmintnewb on Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:25 am
Always thought of things like this as one of nixes real weaknesses. Packaging those new browsers should be on the top of nix devs 2 do list if they really wanna please their users. One of the things nix comes up sucking hind teat on compared to M$ it seems.
Great! Installing manually should be a snap for you then.Have successfully done the ppa update route with good results.
This is why I take the time to post these things. We all need to grow and learn and most importantly, share what we have learned.Does give someone a motivation to learn more about the OS they're using
Installing this way is usually distro-independent in almost every case.That can be a lot to chew though, things aren't the same distro to distro
This is Linux. In an effort to be professional I will remain silent on anything about Microsoft. If I told you what I know from research.... Enough said.Still sticking by what I posted too. With winblows, it's all done for users.
I believe that you are correct on this. I hope to motivate users to grow and learn. To become independent in their thinking. Reach beyond what is the norm and make their own path. This is what Linux is all about. How far you go with it is up to you.Was speaking from what I'd think would be the common attitude. Majority of people want simple point and click .... all gui, end of story. Many won't spend much time messing with something if it's takes all that much effort to deal with. At least based on 4,000yrs + of human history they won't anyway, lol.
Why not let today be that day? Also, everyone uses search engines regardless of their level. Yes, even Linus!One day possibly I'll have learned enough to handle most things nix.
Neither am I and that is not what this is about. My main stable work system (because of how I have it set up/modified) is based on "Linux Mint 5 Elyssa KDE" running modified kernels, software, etc, although I do have some test partitions that I use as well, so it is obvious where I stand. This is mainly about giving users a choice if they want it, also someone that has a problem with their default install version (as in the OP's case)can try a different approach, but only if they know that they even have that opportunity to do so. At the same time some users may want to help make the software better by using a different test version, which helps everyone including you.I'm actually not one of those who feels the need to instantly have the latest version of something. As long as what's available is doing the job well enough and gets the job done without blowing my old dinosaur up.
craigevil wrote:Personally I think it is silly for the devs to waste time on a browser, pick the DE default browser like rekonq/KDE or Epiphany/Gnome and be done with it, if people want Chrome or Firefox let them download it.
deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ squeeze-backports iceweasel-5.0
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